Snohomish County PUD No. 1 has awarded SST a contract for $600,000 for the Admiralty Inlet Tidal Energy Project. This project is to provide marine engineering and geotechnical services to support design and construction contracting and installation oversight for the tidal energy project near Admiralty Inlet near Keystone, WA.
Naval Facilities Engineering Services Center (NFESC) has awarded a Task Order to SST for $350,000 for the design of a Surface Ship Radiated Noise Measurement (SSRNM) array to be installed at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC). Subsequent awards were received in September 2011 for production and in April 2012 for installation bring the total value to $1,794,149. The system was successfully installed during the summer of 2012.
Continuing the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) program with NFESC, Lockheed Martin has awarded a subcontract to SST for $257,285 for Phase II continuing design of the structure subsystems, corrosion management, ocean engineering, anchoring and mooring, environmental planning and test and installation planning. Phase I subcontract equaled $1,353,937.
Naval Facilities Engineering Services Center (NFESC) in Port Hueneme, CA awarded SST a task for $2,487,935 to continue with Phase 3 of the Expeditionary Swimmer Defense System (XSDS), that provides base security from waterborne intruders. In Phase 1 SST developed a preliminary design for the XSDS instrumented barrier system. In Phase 2 SST designed, fabricated and demonstrated a full-scale prototype system with gate functions. Phase 3 will continue to advance the design, fabricate and demonstrate the fully functional system. A pilot installation has recently become operational on the waterside of a nuclear power plant.
Naval Facilities Engineering Services Center (NFESC) in Port Hueneme, CA has awarded SST multiple tasks for the STAFAC (South TOTO [Tongue of the Ocean] Acoustic Facility) for installing and maintaining a pair of tri-moor acoustic arrays installed at the south end of AUTEC in 4,000 ft. of water, with several cables to junction boxes and to shore. This ongoing task started in 2005 and has included 25 tasks totaling over $12.7M.
QinetiQ North America awarded an engineering services contract for $440,000 to provide ocean and cable engineering support for the DARPA Deep Sea Operations Program (DSOP). Engineering services included the specification, procurement, and test of fiber-optic sensing cables and the planning and execution of deep water tests at the Navy’s Acoustic Research Detachment at Lake Pend Oreille. Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited
SST installed Columbia Power Technologies’ prototype wave energy converter (SeaRay) in Puget Sound for testing and operations during the winter season of 2010-2011, shown in the image below. This installation included the three-point mooring system, the buoy and an acoustic-wave-and-current profiler (AWAC). The SeaRay and AWAC were recovered and reinstalled several times for brief periods of data collection, modifications and inspections.
Naval Facilities Engineering Services Center (NFESC) in Port Hueneme, CA awarded SST a task for $1,300,872 to provide engineering services to develop and test a Kinetic Hydropower System (KHPS) tidal turbine at the Roosevelt Island, NY site and also continue development for the Puget Sound KHPS.