Hydromea's LUMA, a wireless high-speed underwater communication system, was successfully deployed by Rever Offshore during an installation of a subsea wellhead foundation for Total drilling in the North Sea in February 2019.

LUMA was integrated with Ashtead Technology’s AMS+ (Autonomous Monitoring System) as a primary data telemetry modem to allow real-time data to be sent topside and displayed on a computer with remarkably low latency.

LUMA250 LP optical modemPhilip Strettle-Brown, Chief Surveyor, Rever Offshore, said: “The low power capability and high speed of data transfer to the topside puts LUMA as an absolute winner in wireless data transfer solutions. It proves to be a much better alternative to acoustics and manual underwater display readouts. Our ROV team was able to get a reliable signal up to 8 meters away from the structure without any loss in data bandwidth with LUMA-250LP.”

“We will certainly be adding LUMA into our procedures for future projects. The system contributes to improved accuracy and speed, which is tremendous value during complex construction projects.”

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