The importance of vertical beam width with Precision Sector Lights

Precision sector lights are frequently used where precise navigation is required, often at short range and by day where the intensities required are very high compared to night time operation. One way of achieving higher intensities is by reducing the vertical beam width, but this can create other problems which need to be considered. Our [...]

Supplier Visit to Mobilis in France

Like us, Mobilis believe in producing high-quality products, delivered to an exceptional standard and portray a huge amount of pride in the work they do. That’s why it is important for us to keep in regular contact with our supplier in France, and why we make sure to introduce new members of staff to the [...]

Hydrosphere’s founder and Director, Andy Reid announces retirement

When you’ve got a notion for the ocean … After 24 years at the helm of Hydrosphere, Andy Reid hoists the mainsail and heads for retirement. Finding a calling for the sea when aged just 17, former merchant navy officer Andy’s strategic vision took Hydrosphere through rough seas all the way into the 21st century. [...]

New navigation lights at Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth

The Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth involved more than 10,000 people working on the £1.35 billion project. Hydrosphere’s role in this project demonstrates how important industry specific expertise can be and what it means to be a trusted supplier of Vega LED navigation lights. It also shows how a specialist firm is often [...]

New buoys for the Port of Ramsgate

The Port of Ramsgate recently contacted Hydrosphere for advice on navigational buoy replacements and upgrades at the port. The port authority chose tried and tested Mobilis navigation buoys to replace No 2 Buoy in the main channel as well as two smaller inner channel lateral buoys. About Royal Harbour, Ramsgate The Port of Ramsgate officially opened [...]

Innovative solution for Dover Harbour’s traffic flow

The ongoing Dover Harbour Project aims to transform the waterfront with a new breakwater, marina and upgraded pier to attract a host of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. This will also create a greater space within the Eastern Docks for ferry traffic and will also boost employment opportunities for local people; the project itself has [...]

Bespoke Solution To Complex ABP Project

There are many instances when a harbour master or port authority can purchase off-the-shelf aids to navigation to solve an issue or replace failed equipment. However, there are also many instances when a more bespoke solution is required. That might be to address changes such as a new channel, increases in shipping volume, or to [...]

Unique Solution For Arbroath Leading Lights

Inshore fishing vessels, leisure craft and commercial vessels offering sightseeing and angling day trips all use Arbroath Harbour in Angus, Scotland. With 59 floating pontoons berths, Arbroath has an inner and outer harbour separated by half height dock gates (which maintain a minimum of 2.5 metres of water in the inner harbour). Access to the [...]

Carlingford Lough – Ensuring Safe Passage For New Ferry Service

Last July a new car ferry service made its maiden voyage across Carlingford Lough; navigating this busy waterway to provide services for tourists, residents and businesses between Greencastle, County Down and Greenore, County Louth. The Scenic Carlingford Ferry represents a successful partnership between the Frazier Ferries, the Carlingford Lough Commission and Warrenpoint Harbour, as well [...]

Off Station Marine Navigation Buoys – A Modern Solution

What do you do when your marine navigation buoys keep wandering off station because of exposure to the elements at their location? It can be costly to reposition an off location buoy even just once or twice over the years, so when it happens more frequently, this has consequences to your budget that could be [...]