Available for rent or sale, Okeanus has expanded its fleet of Deepwater Winches, ranging from 2 HP to 125 HP, and cable lengths of over 6,000 meters.
HOUMA, La. AUG. 21, 2018 – Okeanus Science & Technology (Okeanus), an established marine equipment and engineering services provider, today announced that they have expanded their fleet of oceanographic winches to become the largest of its kind in the world. Available for rent or sale, the fleet supports projects globally with winches designed to meet the needs of survey companies, environmental contractors and scientific researchers.
The unique tool was brought back to life after a 20-year hiatus to support the program’s Benthic Disturber’s fifth deep ocean mining benthic impact experiment.
REDMOND, Wash. JULY 24, 2018 – Okeanus Science & Technology (Okeanus), an established marine equipment and engineering services provider, today announced their role in the success of a deep ocean mining benthic impact experiment (BIE) off the coast of New Zealand. Conducted by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Okeanus supported the BIE by refurbishing and providing the Okeanus Benthic Disturber, a unique in situ tool designed to help assess potential impact associated with mining for manganese nodules. During the 28-day cruise, the Okeanus Benthic Disturber was towed on the seafloor in an effort to re-suspend bottom sediment that could be subsequently studied for its potential environmental impact.