TRONDHEIM, Norway -- The Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd. – Boskalis Westminster Middle East Ltd. Ras Laffan joint venture has ordered three multi-parameter Fugro OCEANOR WAVESCAN buoys on behalf of Qatar Petroleum. The buoys will provide near real-time environmental monitoring in Ras Laffan port, Qatar.
Fugro designed the system with customized online and offline displays and reports, and will maintain the system.
Each of the three WAVESCAN buoys is designed to provide information about directional waves, sea temperature, conductivity/salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, oxidation reduction potential, turbidity, fluorescence/chlorophyll, hydrocarbon, floating hydrocarbons, UV-B, PAR, and current speed and direction.
All data are displayed in the control tower for pilots and port offices. Together they will provide comprehensive information about the water quality and enable Qatar Petroleum to keep strict control of port operations and monitor the marine environment.
A number of meteorological parameters have been added on one of the buoys to provide critical information at the selected location. In addition, two extra seabed wave/tide gauges will be installed to further enhance the data available within the port.