Fugro Renewables Measures Underwater Noise

Sunday, June 27, 2010
Deployment of Arctic AMAR recorder (photo courtesy Fugro GEOS Ltd)

Teaming up with JASCO Applied Sciences, Fugro, an underwater acoustics company, is now providing measurement of underwater noise and allied consultancy. The new service will be launched at RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2010 (Liverpool, 29-30 June).

The measurement of underwater noise, created during construction and operation of wind farms and tidal turbines, is an important component of any EIA and is vital to ensure the safety and longevity of marine wildlife and ensure compliance with licensing requirements.  The issue of underwater noise is becoming an increasingly important indicator in the UK Government’s legislated drive towards achieving “Good Environmental Status”, following the publication of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

“This new partnership brings a number of key advantages to the marine renewable energy industry and can be used by the wind, wave and tidal sectors,” said Mark Calverley, Consultancy Director of Fugro GEOS.  “Both organizations already have established track records within these sectors. By combining our extensive experience and expertise in technical system deployment, we are able to introduce cost-efficiencies, by offering a ‘one-stop’ solution.”

As Robin Burns, Director of JASCO Applied Sciences (UK) explained: “JASCO has worked with several legislators around the world to support development of appropriate regulatory guidelines for addressing noise-related concerns.  At the same time, we can assist renewable energy developers through provision of empirical assessments of their projects to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements relating to underwater noise.”

Advantages to this joint approach include the ability to conduct pre-piling acoustic impact assessment including use of bubble-curtain mitigation; construction phase calibrated noise level measurements; and post construction acoustic recording that not only assesses overall noise contribution from the operational wind or tidal scheme, but may support studies to confirm the return of pre-existing mammals and fish stocks. 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Russia Ships First Oil From Offshore Arctic Platform

President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia's first shipment of Arctic offshore oil on Friday, saying the platform decried by environmentalists will help Moscow expand its global energy markets share.

Shipping Turns From Banks to Equity Markets for Cash

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

Keel-Laid for Navy's 10th LCS at Austal Yard

The Navy and Austal USA held a keel-laying ceremony for the future 'USS Gabrielle Giffords', the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., informs

Marine Science

GE Gas Turbines Power USS America

GE Marine reports that the United States Navy’s future USS America (LHA 6) amphibious assault ship recently completed successful acceptance sea trials powered by two GE LM2500+ marine gas turbines.

KVH Precision Sensors for Geodetics' Inertial Navigation Systems

KVH Industries entered into a strategic partnership with Geodetics Inc., a leader in the development of real-time, high-precision position and navigation solutions.

BOEM gives more time to submit plans OCS

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today the publication of its Final Rule to extend time requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1093 sec (9 req/sec)