HaloCAM is a uniquely developed contactless camera-inertial solution that integrates a high-resolution machine vision camera with a navigation-grade Inertial Navigation System (INS) to provide real-time data positioning for monopiles during installation. The real-time data transmitted to the surface includes crucial parameters such as altitude, inclination, roll, pitch, and relative heading of the target concerning the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
HaloCAM proves instrumental in the installation of monopiles subsea for offshore wind farms, where precise installation is crucial for the overall efficiency of renewable wind energy generation. These monopiles, ranging from 5 to 7 meters in diameter, are driven into the seabed and serve as the sturdy foundation for supporting wind turbines that will later be installed on top. The verticality of these monopiles significantly impacts the structural integrity and longevity of the wind turbines; because of this demand for precise verticality, there are highly accurate installation requirements from operators. HaloCAM serves as a tool for overcoming these challenges to achieve these accuracy demands.
HaloCAM is a standalone and contactless system mounted to an ROV. HaloCAM combines machine vision camera data with the ROV positioning solution to determine the absolute position of the structure to the same level of positional accuracy as the subsea vehicle (USBL or LBL) positioning.
With its contactless capabilities, HaloCAM can precisely measure the attitude and differential depth of a target positioned on any monopile. This marks an advancement in the Renewable Energy sector, as it eliminates the need for time-consuming/laborious and hazardous manual installation of bracketry typically required for subsea gyros or acoustic transponder buckets in traditional methods.
Benefits of Contactless Subsea Monopile Installation
- Contactless Data Collection: Streamlining installation procedures, our solution eliminates the necessity for physical brackets and sensors attached to monopiles.
- Real-Time Monitoring: Achieve accuracy and precision with complete visibility into the verticality of your monopiles throughout the installation process.
- Enhanced Safety: Prioritize the safety of offshore operations by eliminating the risks associated with physical sensor installations.
Contact Zupt today to learn more about subsea monopile installation applications and how they can enhance your subsea operations.