The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) and the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, and their offshore wind farm developer partners (the Challengers) are seeking a dynamic fall arrest system that understands the difference between a fall and normal movement from wave action. The winning business(es) in this competition will be given a commercial opportunity to deliver their solution to the, and receive support from the KTN, ORE Catapult and the wider InnovateUK network.
Silt & foreign object removal underwater
The Challenge Owner undertakes maintenance of sea-going vessels in docking bays that are approximately 40 years old. Silt has accumulated to an estimated depth of 2m at the base of the 20m deep bays and must now be removed, along with sundry other items of debris which have fallen in. Space and headroom constraints mean that traditional dredging methods are not applicable. The challenge is to remove the (contaminated) silt and manage its disposal, using equipment that can access the dock below water from the dock entrance or else has very low height or can operate remotely.