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The MultiPurpose Offshore Vessel (MPOV) Olympic Taurus is the working platform to set up the Deep Sea Special Motor for tests in the seabed down to 500m. This 100m long vessel has plenty of deck area and a strong crane that can carry the 6 tons motor down to the seafloor and bring it back with results that will advance our understanding on the motors performance

  • 2016.06.08

    At 0300 on 02.06.2016 we began long test on the DSSM performance. Variables like coil temperature, orientation, power consumption and overall DSSM status are being monitored. Power was increased steadily and the DSSM’s environment was continuously observed with the ROV. As of 02.06.2016 2100, the DSSM had shown no indication of wear or instability and it has performed according to plan…read more

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  • 2016.06.02 – Start of the Equipment test cruise !

    The teams of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Royal IHC are working hard at Bergen, Norway, to setup the Deep Sea Special Motor (DSSM) for tests in the seabed down to 500m. The multipurpose offshore vessel MPOV Olympic Taurus is our working platform. This 100m long vessel has plenty of deck area and a strong crane that can carry the 6 tons motor down to the seafloor and bring it back with results that will advance our understanding on the motors performance. The intense mobilization activities at the Olympic Taurus contrast with the city’s summer feeling as cruise liners with matching sizes surround us and our operations become a touristic attraction….read more

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