Interesting New Projects Designed with MAXSURF
ARIEL project. Updated March 2021
Drones are convenient to use for a quick survey of a large area, but their relatively low speed and flight time lead to a shorter range. This is why the drones can only be used near a place where they can be deployed and recharged.
TideWise and STABLE have announced successful testing of their ARIEL project, which saw a drone autonomously take off from the USV Tupan. The vessel can be used as a base for landing and recharging the drone. Developed over the past two years, TideWise managed the project from concept to prototype demonstration.
The ARIEL project, which was developed in partnership with Repsol Sinopec Brasil, GSCAR – COPPE/UFRJ, and Farol, consisted in the integration of a drone (UAV) and an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to efficiently detect and identify oil spills without the need for any human operators. Equipped with visual cameras to locate leaks and visual and thermal cameras for oil detection, the drone takes off from a platform installed on the USV Tupan vessel.
During the tests, the USV Tupan – a small unmanned boat with a length of just under five meters – was equipped with a stabilized launch pad from STABLE, which allowed the drone to stay flat no matter the conditions on the water. It is driven by two electric motors, two rudders, and a diesel-electric generator. As a drone, the engineers used a hexacopter with large landing legs and a bottom-facing camera. Before landing, the ship and the drone communicated with one another to share key information like their location in an effort to make landing a little easier.
The vehicles work autonomously and collaboratively, and the integrated system allows continuous monitoring and rapid detection of oil spills at sea. The integration of meteoceanographic sensors makes it possible to integrate them with the existing oil dispersion models, enabling predictive analyzes. In addition, ARIEL’s double-check allows for a more reliable analysis than the method mostly used by the oil industry, which uses satellite images.
Fish Welfare Aquaculture Project.
A new aquaculture vessel with a focus on fish welfare has been launched on Monday (15/3) by Ferguson Marine. The 26-metre boat is the latest addition to the Inverlussa Marine Services fleet and the 6th vessel launched that has been built to plans by Macduff Ship Design.
The £6M Kallista Helen is a multi-purpose service vessel that is to be fitted with a £2.5M next-generation Thermolicer. This will enable the salmon producer to intervene earlier with regards to sea lice control, helping safeguard farmed fish health.
Ben Wilson, Managing Director of Inverlussa, said the Kallista Helen, named after his niece, was built with fish health and welfare front of mind.
‘From the outset, Scottish Sea Farms was looking to minimise fish handling and maximise fish welfare, designing the boat around those. The result is so much better when you start with the fish then consider the boat, rather than the other way round.’
Central to the vessel’s bespoke design is the Thermolicer itself, designed and engineered by ScaleAQ in Norway in partnership with ScaleAQ UK.
Volta Electric Passenger Ferry
The Passenger Express 46V is an IACS-approved, electric passenger ferry, ideal for any inland waterway service operating within a high population, urban environment. Featuring a striking design with capacity for between 400 and 450 passengers, the catamaran is part of a new series by Austal – the world’s largest aluminium shipbuilder.
An environmentally friendly, zero emission* electric high-speed ferry that delivers a superior passenger experience, greater efficiency and lower operating costs.
The Passenger Express 46V is an IACS-approved, electric passenger ferry, ideal for any inland waterway service operating within a high population, urban environment.
Distinctive, double automatic sliding doors provide direct access to the passenger deck for quick loading and unloading of passengers; ensuring turnaround times ‘alongside’ never exceed your fast battery charging requirements.
50th anniversary Design
Designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Diana Yacht Design, R.50 is a design that combines the passion and expertise of half a century in business. The result is a superyacht that has it all. Modern, sporty and with a hint of explorer, R.50 delivers luxury, performance, elegant lines and plenty of space for family and friends without compromise. Open and spacious decks are key exterior features, allowing for al fresco dining on every deck as well as a fully-equipped sports shop and an array of tenders and toys. Standing out from the crowd with a two-tone colour scheme of Chevy white and gunmetal grey, R.50 is not your average yacht.
The 19-metre Maia is equipped with proven Lamor oil recovery technologies.
From the beautiful blue Danube to the dynamic Black Sea, Romania has some of the world’s most precious marine environments. They are serious about keeping their marine ecosystems clean and recently took delivery of a new anti-pollution vessel with Lamor’s oil recovery technologies.
Maia is an oil recovery vessel built by Baltic Workboats in Estonia for the Romanian Search and Rescue Society. With a draught of 0.9 metres it is able to operate in shallow coastal waters. The vessel includes an advanced hull shape to cut through waves and improve efficiency, as well as a state-of-the-art oil recovery system from Lamor.
The Lamor in-built Oil Recovery System LORS is a skimming system based on Lamor’s proven technology. It provides the highest possible performance and safety for oil spill recovery operations, turning the entire vessel into an oil slick processing system.