Tideland Signal and Tideland Power Systems (formerly Dabbrook Services) will be presenting their comprehensive service for specifying, supply, commissioning and maintenance of navigation warning systems on stand 197 at RenewableUK 2013 at the NEC Birmingham from 5 to 7 November.
Tideland Signal is a leading global supplier of temporary and permanent navigational aids and solar power systems to the world’s ports, harbours and offshore industries.
Tideland Power Systems specializes in the installation of photovoltaic and other electrical systems offshore and onshore.
Among the team manning the stand will be Ian Burgess of Tideland Signal and Stuart Smith of Tideland Power Systems.
The Tideland offering covers everything from the specification, sourcing and supply of Aids to Navigation and Heli-operations lighting required on offshore wind turbines, to project management, installation, maintenance, testing and certification. It also offers AtoN surveys to provide detailed comprehensive reports and recommendations.
In addition to safe marking of offshore wind farms to protect against collisions and accidental damage caused by shipping, the consortium also supplies and installs a complete range of other low-voltage equipment, including power supplies, general lighting, aviation lights and winches.
The Tideland range of warning systems includes lanterns, fog signals, fog detectors, heli-hoist status lights, heli-approach lights and monitoring systems all compliant with the requirements of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities’ Recommendations O- 139 covering the marking of man-made offshore structures, which recommends that “consideration should be given to the use of synchronised lighting, different light characters and varied light ranges” and draws attention to the danger of interfering with shipborne and shore-based radar installations.
All Tideland systems can be solar-powered and may be conformed as highly sophisticated, remotely-monitored systems or simpler installation which can also be controlled from a remote, on-shore location. Tideland LED lanterns require little maintenance, offer minimal power consumption and an operating life of twenty years. The company has many years’ experience protecting offshore installations of every type around the globe, including complete systems for Round Two projects, Ormonde and Gwynt-Y-Mor, as well as equipment installed on a number of other Offshore Wind Farms around Europe.
Press release, October 17, 2013; Image: tidelandsignal