Australia’s Fastwave has recently received orders on behalf of BP and Shell for its Voyager oil spill tracking buoys.
The orders include provision of Fastwave’s satellite telemetry and data management service.
This was the second tranche of buoys to be supplied to BP, and follows orders from Woodside Energy, ConocoPhillips, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response, INC. (CISPRI) and others received this year.
The Voyager provides near-real time tracking of the ocean surface layer and sea-surface temperature, and can be used for hydrocarbon detection when fitted with an optional fluorometer.
The Voyager is part of a suite of subsea and surface oil spill response technologies offered by Fastwave, including Seagliders and autonomous surface vessels such as Wave Gliders.