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Oil spill detection radar set up for environmental monitoring

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Client Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
Country Oman
Service details Unique Group can provide spill detection monitoring systems customized for Client requirements and suitable for different terrains. Get in touch with us for enquiries: survey@uniquegroup.com 

Summary of the Project

Unique Group was entrusted to deliver, install and commission a marine radar system along with a data acquisition hardware unit and software module to detect oil spills up to 7-9 km radius at sea.

Project site before and after Oil spill detection radar implementation

Project site before and after setting up of the oil spill detection radar for environmental monitoring

Client Requirement

PDO wanted Unique Group to deliver a marine radar system to detect oil spills. The scope of work also included training their representatives on the functionality of the system, data acquisition methods, routing, processing and analysis of the results including triggering an alarm system, should the variables fall below or rise above the optimum set criteria.

Challenges

The unit had to be set up on top of a 10m tower at the top of 30m hill above the sea level and facing the sea, where no source of electric power could be drawn. An air-conditioned unit was mandatory to secure the hardware as well as software systems for which the only solution was a solar park, connected to a battery bank.

Another challenge was ensuring a safe and stable grounding as well as supporting structure for the system to overcome the vibration from strong winds in the region. To combat this issue, Unique Group designed additional support for the towers.

Unique Solution Delivered

Unique Group designed, engineered and commissioned a solar park, from where we routed the generated power to a battery bank for 24x7x365 functioning of the radar, AC unit, data acquisition hardware and LCD monitors along with accessories – all stacked inside the AC enclosure.

Oil spill monitoring

Oil spill detection radar along with the solar park powering it

The solar park was designed in such a way that the power generated would suffice to ensure self-sufficient smooth functioning of the entire unit at any adverse weather conditions. Unique Group also installed various sensors and online alerting systems to provide regular updates to the client regarding the functioning of the system.

Solar panels

Solar panels set up to power the oil spill detection radar 

 

Benefits delivered

  • Eco friendly solution – powered completely by solar panels
  • 24/7 monitoring solution with no interruption
  • Helps in early detection of oil spills, thereby reducing excessive spillage and saving costs
  • Alert system to send notifications to the client
  • Protection and maintenance of marine environment by quick identification of spills and clearing it
  • Single point of contact for the project from design to execution
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