How A Mobilis JET 9000 Buoy Can Save Time And Money

In last month’s blog we shared a case study on refurbishing five Mobilis JET 9000 buoys for our client Vattenfall. While four of these buoys have been installed to provide aids to navigation at the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, the East cardinal buoy has also been upgraded to carry a Datawell wave sensor and Gill [...]

A New Job For Our Mobilis Buoys

We recently met with some old friends. Five years ago we sold five Mobilis JET 9000 navigation buoys to be used as temporary navigation aids during the construction of a wind farm. That project was completed and the buoys spent a couple of years in storage, before the customer decided to sell. That’s when Hydrosphere [...]

We’ve achieved a top standard for quality

We received the new accreditation following an audit by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verifications, testing and certification company. This was awarded to our dedicated teams based in offices in Upper Froyle, Hampshire and Fife, Scotland. John Caskey, managing director at Hydrosphere comments, “We’re committed to improving the business, and operating in the best possible way. [...]

We’ve teamed up with Sabik Marine to provide Aids-To-Navigation across the UK

The perfect pair – we have partnered with Sabik Marine to offer marine aids-to-navigation across the UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands! Carmanah recently acquired Vega Industries – a long-term partner of Hydrosphere. The addition of Vega to Carmanah's Marine Division which is led by Sabik Marine, highlighted a natural partnership with Hydrosphere, [...]

We’re expanding! We’d love to welcome an Engineering Manager to our team

We’re pleased to announce that Hydrosphere is expanding! 2017 has been a great year so far and with an influx of exciting new projects and customers, we’re now looking to grow the Hydrosphere team. Our expansion reflects our success and ambition as we support new opportunities and continually look for ways to improve the products [...]

Round up on aids to navigation

As everyone returns from their summer holidays and children go back to school, September has provided a stark reminder that winter is on its way. It has felt decidedly autumnal at times over the last few weeks. For those of us who work in the maritime industry this should also serve as a reminder that [...]

Buy Cheap = Buy Twice?

Does buying cheaper replacement buoys mean buying twice? Replacing navigation aids because of casualties often involves expenditure that hasn’t been budgeted for. Therefore it is no surprise that, given the choice, many harbour masters and port authorities opt for replacement buoys that come with the cheapest price tag. However, this approach can be a false [...]

The Buoys of Summer: It’s Maintenance Season

With calmer seas, longer days and less inclement weather conditions, summer is the time to inspect your navigation buoys and perform any necessary maintenance. This way you may be able to avoid the cost of replacing or repairing a buoy in the autumn and winter months; when poorly maintained buoys are most likely to suffer [...]

Hydrosphere to attend Seawork International Exhibition 2017

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 [...]

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 [...]