Doha 03rd September 2013 : OSIL has provided and built a dredge monitoring system to the New Port Development Project in Doha.
The new world class facility includes a new port, naval base, economic zone and residential area.
The project demanded a monitoring system which is capable of withstanding extremely difficult local conditions, such as extremes of temperature, high data rates and high vessel traffic. For this OSIL have given a number of 1.2m OSIL Dredge Monitoring Buoys with multi parameter Hydrolab DS5X sondes. Several buoys have been fitted with NORTEK AWAC’s for the collection of current & tidal data. The buoy network is again complemented by a series of 0.7m OSIL Rapid Deployment Buoys fitted with turbidity sensors.
The small light weight buoys are shifted easily from site to site and allow the dredging operations to be monitored as the vessels move around the development. All buoys in the system connect via a bespoke VHF radio network which enables data to be downloaded at regular intervals. It also allows settings on the Buoys to be changed remotely.
OSIL’s project manager Becky Childs said: “We are excited to be involved in this project as it confirms our expertise in this area and further increase our presence in the Middle East.”
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