OceanWorks and ONC Engineers Return VENUS Coastal Network to Operation

OceanWorks International is pleased to announce the successful re-deployment of the VENUS coastal network in the Strait of Georgia. In response to the failure of a power connector on the VENUS array in early fall 2012, a joint team of engineers from OceanWorks International (OWI) and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) spent a week (Feb 5-9) aboard the vessel CS Wave Venture recovering, repairing, testing and re-deploying the network.

Burnaby, British Columbia March 26, 2013


OceanWorks International is pleased to announce the successful re-deployment of the VENUS coastal network in the Strait of Georgia. In response to the failure of a power connector on the VENUS array in early fall 2012, a joint team of engineers from OceanWorks International (OWI) and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) spent a week (Feb 5-9) aboard the vessel CS Wave Venture recovering, repairing, testing and re-deploying the network.

The marine operation was a challenging procedure for the cable ship but proceeded smoothly without any major complications.

"Faced with a demanding repair timeline, OceanWorks engineers developed a creative solution that enabled the Node Pod to be redeployed on time." States Adrian Round, ONC's Director, Observatory Operations. "As part of the repair, they also worked at sea to install upgraded Node Junction Cans which will significantly extend the life of the VENUS Strait of Georgia Array."

The repair coincided with the seventh anniversary of operations for the VENUS network, which began on February 8, 2006.

VENUS, part of the Ocean Networks Canada Observatory, is a cabled undersea laboratory with nodes that provide live video, acoustic images and real-time data for ocean researchers and explorers. VENUS delivers real time information from seafloor instruments via fiber optic cables to the University of Victoria, BC.

OceanWorks International is an internationally recognized subsea technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of manned / unmanned subsea systems and specialized equipment for military, oil and gas, scientific, and other marine markets. Offering a full range of subsea system engineering, design and analysis, fabrication, testing, and project management services, OceanWorks International has been at the cutting edge of deep submergence and diving technology, operations, and support for over 20 years.

For more information on OceanWorks International products and services please visit our website at http://www.oceanworks.com

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