The Seabed is full of Treasure

Jan 12, 2021 3:55:54 PM / by Sander van Leeuwen posted in News, Innovation, Deep-sea cables, Deep sea mining, Seabed equipment terminations, cables

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Scarce metals and minerals that we will desperately need in the future lie at the bottom of the ocean for us to pick. Therefore, many countries are looking into the possibilities of mining these raw materials at a depth of kilometres. "It's not an easy task", knows Wiebe Boomsma, Manager Product Development at Royal IHC. "In many cases, standard equipment is not enough."

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Blue Nodules: harvesting at 5.5km depth

Oct 8, 2019 9:54:00 AM / by Peter Brussee posted in Naval cables, Innovation, Raw materials, Subsea, Deep-sea cables, Deep sea mining

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The EU aims to reduce dependency on imports of raw materials. Large quantities of raw materials can be found in deep sea Polymetallic Nodules. Polymetallic Nodules contain relatively high concentrations of Nickel, Copper and Cobalt.

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