OceanWorks assists FORCE with FAST platform design

The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platform, based on OceanWorks International’s preliminary design provided to FORCE, is now undergoing final testing and sea trials.

OceanWorks’ design for the Platform Gravity Base, which has seen some modifications by the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE), maximizes stability on the seafloor in a high current environment such as those found in the Minas Passage through its 3-point triangular design, OceanWorks’ press release reads.

The platform also incorporates the OceanWorks’ designed Float Release Mechanism (FRM) which will bring a plasma rope to the surface enabling a waiting surface vessel to conveniently recover the FAST platform.

The FAST platform is a recoverable instrument platform designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site.

The platform is a part of a $6.8 million FAST program that has supported FORCE’s efforts to better understand the Minas Passage.

OceanWorks International is a subsea technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of manned/unmanned subsea systems and specialized equipment for the scientific and environmental, oil and gas, military, and other marine markets.

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