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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Three advantages of Early Supplier Involvement

May 30, 2019 11:17:00 AM / by Jeroen Romijn posted in ROV Cables, Innovation, Deep-sea cables, Cable design, Cable solutions, experience, service, supplier, manufacturing, development, research, test

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Why is it important to involve your cable supplier early in the development of your new product or equipment? At DeRegt we often see customers who have succeeded in developing a great system, but who simply forget to think of the cables involved, or underestimate the complexity of them. 

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How do we prevent dangerous overheating in your cable?

Feb 15, 2019 10:13:50 AM / by Cansın Yüksel Pelk posted in ROV, ROV Cables, Naval cables, Innovation, Umbilical products, Thermal analysis tool

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When working with cables in shallow water, relatively less of the cable will be submerged while the rest of it is wound on a drum on the vessel. In deep water applications, where relatively more of it is deployed, water provides a cooling effect for the cable when it is subjected to electrical currents.

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