Back to overview,Home naval-today Canadian AUV Dorado on sea trials for new role View post tag: Dorado AUV June 15, 2016 Canadian Navy’s Dorado Semi-Submersible ready to deploy from ISE’s MV Researcher, Belcarra, BC. Photo: ISEThe Royal Canadian Navy’s interim remote mine-sweeper Dorado is currently performing sea trials in Belcarra, British Columbia in preparation for a new role in its service.The purpose built semi-submersible autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), built and housed by International Submarine Engineering, has been equipped with environmental / water quality monitoring gear by a team of researchers from the Dalhousie University. A comprehensive suite of measurements housed on the AUV will allow scientists to remotely survey near-surface/sea-surface conditions.Funded by the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network, Principal investigators, Dr. Douglas Wallace and Dr. Mae Seto saw the opportunity to employ Dorado as a way to rapidly survey large areas of the surface ocean.Chris L’Esperance, a PhD student at Dalhousie University’s Department of Oceanography, supported by a team from the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Science and Technology Laboratory, is leading the design, integration and testing of the system. On loan from Defence Research Development Canada (Dorado’s Owner/Operator), L’Esperance and ISE’s Operations Team are in Belcarra until June 17.Dorado is capable of towing a sonar towfish at speeds up to 12 knots and depths to 200 meters. It is powered by a 315 kW marine diesel engine. Air is drawn through the mast and exhausted through the stabilizer above the contra-rotating propeller. The engine also provides power for the hydraulically operated control planes and the keel-mounted winch for the sonar towfish.The 8.23 meter long vehicle has a dry weight (with fuel) of 5900 kg and reaches speeds of 18 knots with no tow and between 10 and 15 knots with tow. Share this article View post tag: Canadian Navy Authorities Canadian AUV Dorado on sea trials for new role
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The Hague-based LNG giant Shell has cancelled the $900 million sale of its stake in a Thai gas field to Kuwait’s state-owned KUFPEC.Shell said in January the company entered into a deal for the sale of subsidiary companies Shell Integrated Gas Thailand and Thai Energy Co, which together hold a 22.222% equity stake held in the Bongkot field, and adjoining acreage offshore Thailand consisting of Blocks 15, 16 and 17 and block G12/48.Shell’s partners in the Bongkot asset are operator of the field, PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP), with 44.445% equity, and Total with 33.333% equity.“SIGT and TEC will continue to support PTTEP in both the safe and efficient operation and further development of Bongkot. SIGT also intends to participate in the forthcoming licensing round for the extension of the Bongkot concession, ” Shell said in a statement.The sale was part of efforts by Shell to reduce debt after buying BG Group for $70 billion.Shell added that, to date, the company had more than $25 billion in completed, announced or in progress divestments, and it was on track to meet its target of $30 billion of divestments between 2016 and 2018.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSyracuse (14-10, 7-6) vs. No. 8 Florida State (20-4, 10-3)Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 8 Florida State presents a tough challenge for Syracuse. Syracuse has won one of its two games against ranked teams this season. Florida State lost 70-65 at Duke on Monday. Associated Press FEARLESS FRESHMEN: Syracuse has relied heavily on its freshmen. Elijah Hughes, Buddy Boeheim, Joseph Girard III and Quincy Guerrier have combined to account for 73 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 76 percent of all Orange points over the team’s last five games.EXCELLENT ELIJAH: Hughes has connected on 35.9 percent of the 170 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 25 over his last five games. He’s also converted 81 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK STATS: Florida State has won its last 12 home games, scoring an average of 82.7 points while giving up 65.4.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Orange have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Seminoles. Florida State has an assist on 34 of 83 field goals (41 percent) across its past three outings while Syracuse has assists on 31 of 74 field goals (41.9 percent) during its past three games.STINGY STATE: Florida State has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 25.1 percent of all possessions, the highest rate among all ACC teams.___ February 13, 2020 Syracuse faces tough test vs No. 8 Fla St. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com