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Hydrosphere to attend Seawork International Exhibition 2017

This 13-15th June, Hydrosphere, the UK and Ireland’s leading supplier of aids to navigation, will be attending the Seawork 2017 Commercial Marine and Workboat Exhibition and Conference. Exhibiting for their 20th year at Seawork, Hydrosphere will be based at stand PY69 at Mayflower Park in Southampton, and will be representing world-leading manufacturers across the marine [...]

Technology is Powering a Brighter Future

When the first early man lit a fire on a cliff to warn mariners that they were approaching land, he could have little imagined how this one small act would evolve into a worldwide, lifesaving solution. While the principle remains the same today – the use of light to warn ships of danger or direct [...]

Navigating Around the Marine Renewable Energy Sector

With a number of new developments and investment announced in recent years, the UK marine renewable energy sector is an exciting place to be. Offshore wind farms are no longer the ‘new kids on the block’, with the UK offshore wind sector meeting approximately 5% of demand (predicted to grow to 10% by 2020); and [...]

TLC for your Navigation Aids – Repair and Maintenance Advice

Typically there are two types of maintenance undertaken by companies like Hydrosphere: Casualty Response and Planned Maintenance. The first is something most harbour masters would like to avoid – an urgent and expensive response to a navigation aid failing for one reason or another. The second ‘planned maintenance’ is the preferred option, delivering long-term savings [...]

Navigation Lights: Should You Replace Like For Like?

When your navigation lights need replacing do you just call up a supplier and order an identical replacement? While your old system may have served you well, advances in technology mean that there may be better alternatives available now. Recently I visited a small harbour in Scotland for a cup of tea and a chat [...]

Moorings, Not Just A Length Of Chain

The definition of a mooring is to “fix firmly, and secure”, so why does this seemingly simple task often go wrong? There are numerous incidents of buoys coming loose from their moorings, for example in 2012 a £40,000 scientific buoy used to collect data off the coast of Weston-Super-Mare went missing. It came loose of [...]

Light Up Your Harbour Like A Christmas Tree!

If you drive around our towns and cities at night at this time of year, you are likely to see some amazing Christmas light displays. Synchronised lights have become increasingly popular, not just in town centres, but also in residential areas too. Of course, one place that puts on a good show all year round [...]

Mooring Buoys for the Port of Rotterdam

This case study gives an overview of mooring buoys and moorings supplied to the Port of Rotterdam by MOBILIS, specialist manufacturers of navigation equipment. Hydrosphere has a long-standing relationship with MOBILIS as their distributor into the UK since 2001. The Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest seaport. In the last three years’ throughput amounts have [...]

Mobilis moors first polyethylene tsunami buoy in Japan

World leading buoy manufacturer MOBILIS has installed its first tsunami data buoy in Japan, the DB 16000. (11th December 2014) The data buoy, which has been in development for the past 3 years, is designed to detect potential tsunamis and warn the authorities by data transmitted ashore via radio and an Iridium satellite communication system. With a hull measuring 3.6m [...]

Hydrosphere to light up RenewableUK 2014

Hydrosphere UK Ltd will be exhibiting at the RenewableUK 2014 being held next Tuesday to Thursday at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. (11th November 2014) Hydrosphere will be on stand 160 exhibiting top-of-the-range navigation lights created by world leading manufacturer Vega Industries Ltd. Included on their stand will be the Vega VLB-2, pictured top right, a high capacity, self [...]