BlueSpace Technology, through Emi Shielding SRL, announces the delivery of the hydrographic and oceanographic research boat “Ocean 2” to the Maritime Hydrographic Directorate, a component structure of the Romanian Naval Forces, thus contributing to the development of hydrographic and oceanographic capacity and to the increase of maritime navigation safety in the Romanian Black Sea area of competence.
“We are marking a new milestone for our company, namely the delivery of the Ocean 2 to the Romanian Naval Forces. Knowledge is, without a doubt, power and it is a professional satisfaction for us to be able to contribute, with the equipment and the technical equipment on board, to the expansion of the official Romanian hydrographic and oceanographic database. In this context, we would like to mention that in 2021 we participated in the supply of the first boat of this type, namely Ocean 1 also for the same beneficiary. We hope that both boats, with the related equipment, will support military hydrographers in carrying out scientific research activities at the highest standards. I especially appreciate the dedication and entire activity of the elite professionals within the Maritime Hydrographic Directorate “Comandor Alexandru Cătuneanu” – an institution with the status of national authority in the field of hydrography, without which we could not talk about the development of Romanian maritime hydrography, in increased conditions of safety and security”, declared Constantin Pintilie, founder of BlueSpace Technology.
The Ocean 1 and Ocean 2 catamarans are the subject of a contract awarded by the Ministry of National Defense in which the BlueSpace Technology concern played a decisive role, given both the restrictions imposed by the pandemic period and the rise in the price of raw materials worldwide. The aluminum catamarans were designed and built in partnership with the Feratto shipyard in Italy, based on the principle of excellence in science and technology.
“The launch-recovery structures of the research sensors were designed, manufactured and installed in Romania by our specialized teams. State-of-the-art navigation systems and specific hydrographic and oceanographic research equipment have been integrated into the vessel’s equipment for high-resolution seafloor surveys, as well as for the measurement of physical-chemical parameters of seawater. ” Added Constantin Pintilie, founder of BlueSpace Technology.
The boats will be used both inland, and as well as in coastal areas, complementing the effort of Romanian specialists to increase the official hydrographic and oceanographic data base, to investigate and understand in depth climate change and sea pollution.
On 22 February, the Romanian Naval Forces marked this important moment with the entry into service of the Maritime Hydrographic Directorate of the hydrographic research barge “Ocean 2”. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Mihai Panait, attended the christening of the ship.
The Ocean 2 entered the fleet of the Romanian Naval Forces on the eve of the 97th anniversary of the establishment of the first specialized hydrographic structure in Romania, the Maritime Hydrographic Directorate.
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BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY is a 100% Romanian company founded in 2016, the only privately owned TEMPEST equipment manufacturer in Eastern Europe and the only NATO accredited company. The company is distinguished by its own production, research and development capabilities, which provide flexibility, speed and expertise dedicated to finding the best solutions for: electromagnetic shielding, software applications, engineering, radio and telecommunication solutions.