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Goldie fish
22nd June 2012, 21:49
Decided it needed a thread of it's own, given how the Army one has become a zombie thread.


Section 3. Specification of Requirements
Boarding Ladder.
3.1 The ladder is to be constructed from light weight, high strength material such as carbon fibre and it is to be of a pole type construction made up of three sections.

3.2 The top section is to be approximately 2.4m in length and come complete with a grapel.

3.3 The middle section is to be approximately 2.4m in length.

3.4 The bottom section is to be approximately 1.2m in length.

3.5 Overall length of the solid ladder with the three sections joint together must be 7m.

3.6 The ladder should come with a stainless steel rope ladder which comes complete with a fitting attachment. This rope ladder should be capable of being attached to the bottom section and should be approximately 3m in length.

3.7 The three sections and the rope ladder should be capable of being fitted together quickly and easily and should remain securely together once assembled.

3.8 The unit should be supplied with a wooden/heavy duty plastic storage case.

3.9 The Irish Naval Service intends to purchase two (2) boarding ladders in 2012. Additional ladders may be purchased under this tendering process in 2013 and 2014, however the Irish Naval Service are not obliged to do so.

3.10 The two boarding ladders must be delivered no later than 29th October 2012.

3.11 The boarding ladder will be utilised to gain access from an inflatable RHIB onto a vessel which has a higher freeboard. The use of a grapel is required so that the ladder may be secured to the other vessel and allows safe access. The steel rope ladder is to be secured to the bottom of the pole. This prevents the inflatable RHIB becoming damaged by the pole ladder and also prevents the RHIB from hitting the pole and dislodging the grapel.


Why now?

Goldie fish
22nd June 2012, 21:51
Section 3. Specification of Requirements
Contract in Detail:-
HF SSB/ISB Software Defined Radio System

The contract will cover the provision, of a HF Radio Systems to replace and interface with existing Irish Naval Service communications systems.
The replacement system is to be a Software defined radio utilising Digital Signal Processing (DSP). The system should be modular in construction with discrete Radio, Data Modem, Power Amplifier (PA) and Antenna Tuning Unit (ATU). The system is to utilise ships existing HF antennas (either Wire or Whip).
The system should be capable of utilising the following standards; MIL-STD 188-141A, STANAG 4203, STANAG 4538, STANAG 4415, MIL-STD-188-110B.
The PA should have a nominal output power of either 1KW or 500W; both PA’s should be quoted for, the 500W PA would be utilised on smaller Naval Service vessels.
The radio should be capable of operating SSB/ISB modes.

Procurement timeline:
• 2012 (systems to be delivered to MTS, Naval Base no later than 1 Nov 2012)
Two complete systems (i.e. RADIO, PA, ATU and PSU)

With the option of:
• 2013
Three complete systems 1KW (with an option for 500W PA) (i.e. RADIO, PA, ATU and PSU)
Technical training (see below)
• 2014
Two complete systems 1KW (with an option for 500W PA) (i.e. RADIO, PA, ATU and PSU)


Technical training to be quoted for five/six students (to take place in 2013).

3.1 Training
Optional Technical training is to be quoted for five/six students; training is to take place in 2013. Technical training should qualify the students to install and carry out maintenance on the system and to carry out diagnostics to at least board level.

3.2 Documentation
Vendor must include in the price, provision of the following, in English:

One set of system and equipment operator manuals per unit supplied.
One set of maintenance manuals per unit supplied.
Two sets of workshop maintenance manuals per unit supplied.

3.3 Backup Software
Copies of all backup software required for equipment installed to be supplied to the Irish Naval Service in CD or other electronic format.

3.4 General Requirements

Technical Requirements

a. Equipment is required to replace existing Skanti 9000 HF transceivers and Thrane & Thrane Data modems

b. Equipment to be resiliently mounted

c. The system is to be modular in design and comprise of separate Radio, Modem and Power Amplifier Elements. The Radio and modems is to be 19” rack mounted.

d. The radio is to be SSB/ISB software defined (as detailed below).

3.5 Specific Radio Specifications

a. It is the responsibility of the company tendering to ensure that all reasonable and practicable steps are taken to ensure RF and EM compatibility between the system installed and other communication and navigation equipment carried on board NS vessels. The EMI standard of equipment to be provided.
The system should conform to:
E.C. Machinery regulation 2008 SI No 407/08. (or MIL-STD 810F)
300 373-2 v1.2.1
EN 301 843-5 v1.1.1
EN 60950

b. System shall be capable of operating at:
230VAC Single Phase

c. Cables to be of Low Smoke Zero Halogen. PVC and LSH are NOT acceptable.

d. The HF tactical communications system is to be capable of the following delivering voice, data, and email over ELOS and BLOS distances. System to cover a footprint of not less than one million sq kilometres within the Irish Economic zone on a normal operational basis and additionally to deliver trans oceanic communications is required, and consist of the following sub components:
A high power element to meet DoD own internal Extended line of sight (ELOS) and Beyond line of sight (BLOS) requirements and its PfP commitments.
• MIL-STD 188-141A
• STANAG 4203
• STANAG 4538
• STANAG 4415

e. The hardware is designed to support new NATO interoperability waveforms and is field software upgradeable and is ‘IP ready’ with built-in Ethernet interface for future network applications.

f. Data modem should be capable of operating MIL-STD-188-110B. The unit should fit into a standard 19” rack.

g. System design to be such as to allow transition to full HF/IB capability.

h. The systems supplied in 2012 shall be, two;

a. 1kW HF/SSB Transmitter (or transceiver) suitable for frequency range 1.6 – 30Mhz system complete with 1kw Power Amplifier, Data Modem, PSU and ATU. Transmitter will be connected to horizontal wire or whip antenna via tuning unit. Unit to provide reception in the frequency range 10kHz to 30MHz.

i. For 2013 Three systems comprising of; (both PA types to be quoted for);

a. 1kW HF/SSB Transmitter (or transceiver) suitable for frequency range 1.6 – 30Mhz system complete with 1kw Power Amplifier, Data Modem, PSU and ATU.. Transmitter will be connected to horizontal wire antenna or whip via tuning unit. Unit to provide reception in the frequency range 10kHz to 30MHz.

b. 500W HF/SSB Transmitter (or transceiver) suitable for frequency range 1.6 – 30Mhz system complete with 1kw antenna tuning units. Transmitter will be connected to horizontal wire or whip antenna via tuning unit. Unit to provide reception in the frequency range 10kHz to 30MHz

j. For 2014 Two systems comprising of; (both PA types to be quoted for);

a. 1kW HF/SSB Transmitter (or transceiver) suitable for frequency range 1.6 – 30Mhz system complete with 1kw Power Amplifier, Data Modem, PSU and ATU.. Transmitter will be connected to horizontal wire antenna or whip via tuning unit. Unit to provide reception in the frequency range 10kHz to 30MHz.

b. 500W HF/SSB Transmitter (or transceiver) suitable for frequency range 1.6 – 30Mhz system complete with 1kw antenna tuning units. Transmitter will be connected to horizontal wire or whip antenna via tuning unit. Unit to provide reception in the frequency range 10kHz to 30MHz

k. It is the responsibility of the company tendering to ensure that all reasonable and practicable steps are taken to ensure RF and EM compatibility between the system installed and other communication and navigation equipment carried on board NS vessels. The EMI standard of equipment to be provided. The system should conform to E.C. Machinery regulation 2008 SI No407/08

l. Selectivity:
SSB / ISB: 300 – 3300 Hz better than 5 dB
CW: 500 Hz better than 2 dB, Centered at 1 kHz
AM: ±3000 Hz better than 5 dB

m. Sensitivity
SSB / ISB: beter than 0.7 μV for 10 dB (S+N)/N
CW: > 0.5 μV for 10 dB (S+N)/N
AM: >3.5 μV for 10 dB (S+N)/N

3.7 Operational Requirement

a. Frequency Range
Tx:1.5 – 30 MHz
Rx:10 kHz – 30 MHz

b. Programmable Channels
128 Simplex or Half-Duplex

c. Modes of Operation
AME, NB-FM, USB, LSB, ISB, CW, and Data (With External Modems)

d. External Modem to MIL-STD-188-110B

e. PTT / Key
Local or Remote

f. Channel Scan
Manual or Automatic

g. BITE
Fault Isolated to Module Level (LRU); Descriptive Readout on Front Panel and Individual Module Indication-9000D
SOFTWARE-DEFINED HF SSB/ISB RADIO

Goldie fish
22nd June 2012, 21:54
Section 3. Specification of Requirements

Contract in Detail:-
GPS/DGPS System(s)
In Detail:-
This contract is for the supply of four (4) GPS/DGPS systems for Irish Naval Ships in 2012.

The Naval Service may avail of this tendering process to procure additional GPS/DGPS system(s) for Irish Naval Ship(s) in 2013 and 2014. The Naval Service is not obliged to avail of the procurement of the additional systems in 2013 and 2014.

3.1 Documentation
Vendor must include in the price, provision of the following, in English:

One set of system and equipment operator manuals per unit supplied.
One set of maintenance manuals per unit supplied.

3.2 Backup Software
Copies of all backup software required for equipment installed to be supplied to the Irish Naval Service in CD format.

3.3 General GPS/DGPS Requirements

Technical Requirements

a. Equipment is required to replace existing Simrad MX500 and Northstar 941X GPS/DGPS systems.

b. System to be sufficiently robust for use in a marine environment.

c. System to be suitable for flush or yoke mounting.

d. System to have LAN and USB ports and a minimum of 9 independent serial data ports to allow integration with existing bridge equipment.

e. Software updates to be through a USB port.








3.5 Operational Requirement

a. Display unit illumination must allow clear interpretation of all information but must NOT impair night vision of Bridge watch keeping personnel.

b. Display unit screen language to be English.

c. System to allow user save and restore Waypoints, Routes and Configuration Settings.

d. Position resolution to four (4) decimal places for LAT/LON.

e. System to be capable of using EGNOS and WAAS when DGPS stations NOT available.

Goldie fish
22nd June 2012, 21:57
Request for Proposals

for the Supply to the Irish Naval Service of

Tactical Radar Systems




JN/260/2012 - TACTICAL RADAR SYSTEMS


Issued by the Naval Service, Ireland

Ref No: JN/260/2012


The following is a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the provision of an S-Band Tactical Radar system for Irish Naval Ships in 2012. The Naval Service may also, but is not obligated to, avail of this tendering process to procure additional S-Band and X-Band Tactical Radar system(s) for Irish Naval Ships in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The contracting authority is the Minister for Defence, Ireland.

Statement of Requirement

The requirement exists for the provision of a Tactical Marine Radar System to replace and interface with existing Irish Naval Service Marine Radar systems.

Specifically, the requirement is that all installs must be capable of taking control of, and be controlled by, the ship’s existing tactical displays. The S-Band system must fully utilise solid state technology and must NOT to be based on magnetron technology. The X-Band system must be a conventional down-mast magnetron based system. The existing systems fitted on NS ships are Kelvin Hughes Tactical Manta Display and Kelvin Hughes Mark 7 X-Band Down-mast transceiver.

There is also a requirement for five days technical training to be provided for six technicians. The procured equipment will not be available for technical training. The supplier will be required to provide a complete operating system for instruction, fault finding and diagnostic work. Technical training must qualify the students to install and carry out maintenance on the system to at least board level.

Procurement timeline:
• In 2012
Solid State S-Band Transceivers and scanner/array: Qty Required 2
Associated remote controlled switching equipment: Qty Required 2
Tactical Displays: Qty Required 1



With the option of:
• In 2013
Solid State S-Band Transceivers and scanner/array: Qty Required 1
X-Band Conventional Magnetron Transceiver: Qty Required 1
Associated remote controlled switching equipment: Qty Required 1
Tactical Displays: Qty Required 2
• In 2014
X-Band Conventional Magnetron Transceiver: Qty Required 2
Tactical Displays: Qty Required 2

pym
22nd June 2012, 22:00
*edit
Derp, just read full text - mentions replacing Skanti & Thrane HF radios/modem, but not the Codan systems. Interesting.

pym
23rd June 2012, 01:56
g. BITE
Fault Isolated to Module Level (LRU); Descriptive Readout on Front Panel and Individual Module Indication-9000D
SOFTWARE-DEFINED HF SSB/ISB RADIO

This is a Sunair 9000D that matches the specs:
http://sunair-beyond.com/web/hf-radios/t-9000d-software-defined-hf-ssb-isb-transmitter-exciter/

Goldie fish
17th July 2012, 11:23
W/AIS transponder contract awarded to C.A. Clase UK Ltd (www.caclase.co.uk) of Waterlooville UK.

Goldie fish
17th July 2012, 11:24
GPS/DGPS contract awarded to Martek Ltd, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Dublin.

Goldie fish
7th August 2012, 15:39
Decided it needed a thread of it's own, given how the Army one has become a zombie thread.


Section 3. Specification of Requirements
Boarding Ladder.
3.1 The ladder is to be constructed from light weight, high strength material such as carbon fibre and it is to be of a pole type construction made up of three sections.

3.2 The top section is to be approximately 2.4m in length and come complete with a grapel.

3.3 The middle section is to be approximately 2.4m in length.

3.4 The bottom section is to be approximately 1.2m in length.

3.5 Overall length of the solid ladder with the three sections joint together must be 7m.

3.6 The ladder should come with a stainless steel rope ladder which comes complete with a fitting attachment. This rope ladder should be capable of being attached to the bottom section and should be approximately 3m in length.

3.7 The three sections and the rope ladder should be capable of being fitted together quickly and easily and should remain securely together once assembled.

3.8 The unit should be supplied with a wooden/heavy duty plastic storage case.

3.9 The Irish Naval Service intends to purchase two (2) boarding ladders in 2012. Additional ladders may be purchased under this tendering process in 2013 and 2014, however the Irish Naval Service are not obliged to do so.

3.10 The two boarding ladders must be delivered no later than 29th October 2012.

3.11 The boarding ladder will be utilised to gain access from an inflatable RHIB onto a vessel which has a higher freeboard. The use of a grapel is required so that the ladder may be secured to the other vessel and allows safe access. The steel rope ladder is to be secured to the bottom of the pole. This prevents the inflatable RHIB becoming damaged by the pole ladder and also prevents the RHIB from hitting the pole and dislodging the grapel.


Why now?

Awarded to:
Spoode Ltd,
Somerstown,
Trim,
Co Meath.

Goldie fish
27th August 2012, 16:33
JN 1036/2012 Provision of Submersible Remote Operated Vehicle, Irish Naval Service, Dept of Defence

3.1 Contract Requirements.

a. The NS seeks the supply of a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) for operational requirements that will fulfill the criteria set out below. Naval Service personnel may be required to visit and view the proposed ROV to confirm that it meets stated criteria.

b. The ROV must be capable of being easily launched and recovered off a small support vessel or operated from the back of a road vehicle on a quay wall.

c. The ROV must be sufficiently maintainable in the field by trained technicians.

d. ROV must meet the following specifications:
i. Minimum Depth Rating: 300m
ii. Maximum Dimensions: 1000mm L x 600mm W x 500mm H
iii. Maximum Weight in Air: 95kg (with ballast fitted)
iv. Minimum Payload: 10kg

e. The NS has five (5) new unused thrusters of the following description
i. Make: Sub Atlantic
ii. Model: SPE-75 Brushless Thrusters
iii. Thrust: 26kgf

These thrusters are to be fitted by the tendering company in a vectored configuration with one vertical thruster. The following characteristics are to be considered as a guide:
i. Operating forward speed: 3.5 knots
ii. Lateral speed: 3.0 knots
iii. Vertical speed: 2.0 knots
iv. Turning Rate: 120 deg per second

f. The NS has a Kongsberg Pan & Tilt camera Model OE14-122 rated to 1000m. Tendering companies are requested to include the optional fitting of this camera in such an ROV build. NS personnel will be available for consulting if required.

g. The ROV should be preconfigured to mount and operate search sonar heads already in service with the NS. Specification of such can be given upon request.

h. All PCBs in the ROV and surface control system are to be protected against;
i. over voltage
ii. reverse voltage
iii. overcurrent

i. ROV Unit: The ROV unit should have the following features as a minimum:
i. Thrusters (will be supplied by NS)
ii. Compass (accurate to 5 degrees)
iii. Pitch/Roll (accurate to 5 degrees)
iv. Altimeter (accurate to 0.3% FSD)
v. Depth Sensor (accurate to 0.3% FSD)
vi. Minimum of two (2) x front facing dimmable LED lights each of minimum 1600 lumen
vii. Option of one (1) x rear facing dimmable LED light of minimum 1600 lumen.
viii. One (1) x low lumen front mounted camera with a focus/zoom function. The option of fitting an additional front facing CCD camera is also to be included.
ix. Option of one (1) x rear mounted camera. Kongsberg Pan & Tilt Camera Model OE14-122, as discussed in paragraph ‘f’, is the desirable option. Options of different types and specification can be discussed with NS technical staff.
x. Flight Transit Case
xi. Lead Ballast Kit
xii. Launch & Recovery Lock Latch System
xiii. Client Junction Box to allow for future upgrade or addition of equipment.
xiv. To be capable of accepting tooling skids for future use.

j. Surface Power & Control Unit: The surface power and control unit should have the following features:
i. ROV unit to be powered by 110V-220V AC single phase supply.
ii. Control Cabinet must be portable i.e. Pelicase/Flight Case or equivalent.
iii. System is to be fitted with Voltmeter & Ammeter.
iv. System is to be fitted with Line Insulated Monitored System (LIMS) including alarms.
v. Earth fault test and reset facility.
vi. Emergency stop button is to be fitted to the control unit where all power will be disconnected in case of emergency.
vii. Control system to be capable of running off a Windows based PC.
viii. Diagnostic software that can identify faults and allow for simple troubleshooting action regardless if the ROV is subsea or on deck.
ix. Alarm list and history page.
x. Pilot information page that will give the pilot the following information;
a. Heading
b. Depth
c. Altitude
d. Pitch
e. Roll
f. Control and feedback of the operator commands
g. Set up and diagnostic information
xi. Video overlay of front facing camera picture to include minimum of: Date, time, depth, heading and option of user entering additional text, i.e. name of dive site etc.
xii. Option of fitting camera 1 and camera 2 feed to additional monitors. If there is an option of fitting a third monitor for a third ‘rear’ camera this is to be stated.
xiii. All labelling to be in English

k. Portable Pilot Control Unit: In order for the pilot to fly the ROV ergonomically, a portable control unit is required with the following typical functions;
i. Thrusters controls (variable power)
ii. Thrust trim controls in the vertical, lateral and axial directions
iii. Auto heading (accurate to +/- 5 degrees)
iv. Depth hold (accurate to +/- 0.5 metres)
v. Altitude hold (accurate to +/- 0.5 metres)
vi. Camera Controls including tilt, focus & zoom.
vii. Sufficient lead cable to allow pilot move onto deck and maintain visual of the ROV while on the surface.
viii. A secondary means of control, i.e. back up controller, is also required in the event of a failure.
ix. All labelling to be in English.

l. Tether: Tether to be a minimum of 350m in length with an outer diameter not exceeding 20mm containing the following;
i. Four (4) x CAT 7 screened twisted pair.
ii. Two (2) x standard screened twisted pair.
iii. Suitable number of standard copper single core power conductors.

m. Onsite familiarization training to be provided by the supplier which is to be included in the total cost.

n. Cost to include delivery to purchase address

o. Commissioning of ROV on delivery is essential.

p. Payment will be made in full on completion of commissioning of ROV and training.

q. Manufacturer to include delivery and commissioning schedule.

r. List of optional tools and accessories to be included.

s. Operators manual to be provided in English for all equipment supplied.

t. Servicing requirements and service schedule to be provided.

u. Service Manual for all equipment supplied to be provided in English.

v. Manufacturer to outline availability of after sales customer service.

w. Spare parts manual to be provided.

x. Manufacturer to state availability of spares and delivery times.

y. Delivery time from placement of order to be less than 60 Days.


http://www.etenders.gov.ie/membership/Member_HistShow.aspx?ID=AUG375695

Goldie fish
12th September 2012, 11:54
Provision of Naval Vessel CCTV Monitoring Systems for the Irish Naval Service

3.1 General
The Naval Service intends to procure and install CCTV systems onboard 7 (seven) Naval Patrol Vessels. These systems will provide both internal and external surveillance. Monitoring and recording of the surveillance video is required.

Equipment must be suitable for installation by Naval Service electricians under supervision of the contractor.

The contractor will be required to commission all systems.

3.2 System Requirements

a. CCTV systems tendered shall be suitable for operating in the marine shipboard environment. This includes all system components ability to withstand shock and vibration. This is important from the system operation and equipment longevity perspectives. Tendering contractors are required to indicate how the proposed system components are suitable for operating in the marine shipboard environment.

b. CCTV systems shall be tamperproof and robust.

c. Internal CCTV cameras shall to be of the dome type. Strictly no PTZ required.

d. External cameras shall be fitted with wipers. They shall have PTZ facilities. IR not required.

e. CCTV monitors shall be dimmable so as not to impair night time vision onboard the Patrol Vessel. Camera shall be controllable at all monitors.

f. 1 (one) internal camera on each of the LPV class shall be Ex rated.

g. Digital Video Recording (DVR) / Control systems shall have a minimum recording time of 1 (one) month without overwriting. This, however, should ideally be 3 (three) months.

h. Continuous recording without interruption is essential. In addition to this, the CCTV system shall continue operation for a minimum duration of 1 (one) hour in the event of the loss of ships electrical supply.

NOTE: Supply voltage available to CCTV monitoring system equipment is 220V. The supply frequency is 50Hz on the HPV, OPV and LPV classes. It is 60 Hz on the CPV class.

i. Proposed systems should have minimum possible power consumption.

j. External cameras to have a minimum IP rating of IP66.

k. Cameras must have a minimum of 540 TV lines.

l. All components should be CE marked.


3.3 Further Requirements
a. All system component equipment must be explicitly identified and quoted for separately. Data sheets for all equipment must be provided in reply to tender.

b. All equipment to be supplied with appropriate mounting brackets (Ref 2a).

c. The supplied CCTV monitoring system shall be designed to operate at varying lighting levels found onboard the Naval Patrol Vessels.

d. The contractor shall a detailed specification of all cable types to be used in the installation.

e. Supply of these cables is not required. However, the contractor may quote for these as an option. All cables should be of the Low Smoke Zero Halogen type.

f. Naval Service Patrol Vessels and personnel will be available to contractors to ascertain all aspects relevant to the provision of suitable CCTV monitoring systems including cabling types and lengths, distances between components, camera field of view, lighting conditions and equipment mounting requirements.

NOTE: The distances between installed components will vary in each Patrol Vessel class.

g. The contractor will be responsible for ensuring that all required power conversion and backup power supply equipment is specified and provided.

h. Naval Service personnel will install all equipment under supervision of the contractor. The contractor will confirm suitable installation, switch on and commission system.

i. The tendering company should provide a list of references / recommendations for the proposed system(s).

j. The tendering company should provide guarantee details relating to the installed systems.

k. It is intended that system installation will commence on delivery of the systems, as NS Patrol Vessels become available. A schedule for commissioning will be agreed between the NS and the contractor.

l. Tendering companies should include as an option, quoted prices for the purchases of listed components to allow for any system expansion during 2013 and 2014.


3.4 System Supply Details

The system requirements for the different Patrol Vessel classes are as follows:

Ship Type: LPV x 2
Quantity each LPV:
2 (two) internal cameras
1 (one) external camera
2 (two) monitors
1 (one) Digital Video Recording / Control System.

Ship Type: OPV x 2
Quantity each OPV:
1 (one) internal camera
1 (one) external camera
1 (one) monitor
1 (one) Digital Video Recording / Control System.

Ship Type: HPV x 1
Quantity:
1 (one) internal camera
2 (two) monitors
1 (one) Digital Video Recording / Control System.


Ship Type: CPV x 2
Quantity each CPV:
2 (two) internal cameras
1 (one) external camera
1 one) monitor
1 (one) Digital Video Recording / Control System.

Spare System:
Quantity:
1 (one) internal cameras
1 (one) external camera
1 one) monitor
1 (one) Digital Video Recording / Control System.


The total equipment requirements for the all installations are as follows:

Total Supply:
Quantity:
12 (eleven) internal cameras including 1 (one) spare.
7 (seven) external cameras including 1 (one) spare
11 (eleven) monitors including 1 (one) spare
8 (eight) Digital Video Recording / Control Systems including 1 (one) spare.



3.5 Documentation

Two sets of operating and installation manuals for all system components (in English) must be provided per ship. At least 1 (one) set of manuals should be in electronic form.

3.6 Delivery

All equipment must be delivered to Main Technical Stores, Naval Base, Haulbowline, Co. Cork, Ireland before 30th November 2012.

hptmurphy
12th September 2012, 14:47
What do they intend on watching with a such a limited camera aray given ?

Should have included a spec. to have the dome mount fitted with a heater to prevent fogging in the cases of condensation due to temperature changes.

IP 66 doesn't not proof against condenstion.



No IR required.

How about low light capability?

Facial Recognition

Movement recognition?

Goldie fish
12th September 2012, 15:29
Depends where they want it. I'll email you the full spec.

Goldie fish
25th October 2012, 13:30
JN 1036/2012 Provision of Submersible Remote Operated Vehicle, Irish Naval Service, Dept of Defence

3.1 Contract Requirements.

a. The NS seeks the supply of a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) for operational requirements that will fulfill the criteria set out below. Naval Service personnel may be required to visit and view the proposed ROV to confirm that it meets stated criteria.

b. The ROV must be capable of being easily launched and recovered off a small support vessel or operated from the back of a road vehicle on a quay wall.

c. The ROV must be sufficiently maintainable in the field by trained technicians.

d. ROV must meet the following specifications:
i. Minimum Depth Rating: 300m
ii. Maximum Dimensions: 1000mm L x 600mm W x 500mm H
iii. Maximum Weight in Air: 95kg (with ballast fitted)
iv. Minimum Payload: 10kg

e. The NS has five (5) new unused thrusters of the following description
i. Make: Sub Atlantic
ii. Model: SPE-75 Brushless Thrusters
iii. Thrust: 26kgf

These thrusters are to be fitted by the tendering company in a vectored configuration with one vertical thruster. The following characteristics are to be considered as a guide:
i. Operating forward speed: 3.5 knots
ii. Lateral speed: 3.0 knots
iii. Vertical speed: 2.0 knots
iv. Turning Rate: 120 deg per second

f. The NS has a Kongsberg Pan & Tilt camera Model OE14-122 rated to 1000m. Tendering companies are requested to include the optional fitting of this camera in such an ROV build. NS personnel will be available for consulting if required.

g. The ROV should be preconfigured to mount and operate search sonar heads already in service with the NS. Specification of such can be given upon request.

h. All PCBs in the ROV and surface control system are to be protected against;
i. over voltage
ii. reverse voltage
iii. overcurrent

i. ROV Unit: The ROV unit should have the following features as a minimum:
i. Thrusters (will be supplied by NS)
ii. Compass (accurate to 5 degrees)
iii. Pitch/Roll (accurate to 5 degrees)
iv. Altimeter (accurate to 0.3% FSD)
v. Depth Sensor (accurate to 0.3% FSD)
vi. Minimum of two (2) x front facing dimmable LED lights each of minimum 1600 lumen
vii. Option of one (1) x rear facing dimmable LED light of minimum 1600 lumen.
viii. One (1) x low lumen front mounted camera with a focus/zoom function. The option of fitting an additional front facing CCD camera is also to be included.
ix. Option of one (1) x rear mounted camera. Kongsberg Pan & Tilt Camera Model OE14-122, as discussed in paragraph ‘f’, is the desirable option. Options of different types and specification can be discussed with NS technical staff.
x. Flight Transit Case
xi. Lead Ballast Kit
xii. Launch & Recovery Lock Latch System
xiii. Client Junction Box to allow for future upgrade or addition of equipment.
xiv. To be capable of accepting tooling skids for future use.

j. Surface Power & Control Unit: The surface power and control unit should have the following features:
i. ROV unit to be powered by 110V-220V AC single phase supply.
ii. Control Cabinet must be portable i.e. Pelicase/Flight Case or equivalent.
iii. System is to be fitted with Voltmeter & Ammeter.
iv. System is to be fitted with Line Insulated Monitored System (LIMS) including alarms.
v. Earth fault test and reset facility.
vi. Emergency stop button is to be fitted to the control unit where all power will be disconnected in case of emergency.
vii. Control system to be capable of running off a Windows based PC.
viii. Diagnostic software that can identify faults and allow for simple troubleshooting action regardless if the ROV is subsea or on deck.
ix. Alarm list and history page.
x. Pilot information page that will give the pilot the following information;
a. Heading
b. Depth
c. Altitude
d. Pitch
e. Roll
f. Control and feedback of the operator commands
g. Set up and diagnostic information
xi. Video overlay of front facing camera picture to include minimum of: Date, time, depth, heading and option of user entering additional text, i.e. name of dive site etc.
xii. Option of fitting camera 1 and camera 2 feed to additional monitors. If there is an option of fitting a third monitor for a third ‘rear’ camera this is to be stated.
xiii. All labelling to be in English

k. Portable Pilot Control Unit: In order for the pilot to fly the ROV ergonomically, a portable control unit is required with the following typical functions;
i. Thrusters controls (variable power)
ii. Thrust trim controls in the vertical, lateral and axial directions
iii. Auto heading (accurate to +/- 5 degrees)
iv. Depth hold (accurate to +/- 0.5 metres)
v. Altitude hold (accurate to +/- 0.5 metres)
vi. Camera Controls including tilt, focus & zoom.
vii. Sufficient lead cable to allow pilot move onto deck and maintain visual of the ROV while on the surface.
viii. A secondary means of control, i.e. back up controller, is also required in the event of a failure.
ix. All labelling to be in English.

l. Tether: Tether to be a minimum of 350m in length with an outer diameter not exceeding 20mm containing the following;
i. Four (4) x CAT 7 screened twisted pair.
ii. Two (2) x standard screened twisted pair.
iii. Suitable number of standard copper single core power conductors.

m. Onsite familiarization training to be provided by the supplier which is to be included in the total cost.

n. Cost to include delivery to purchase address

o. Commissioning of ROV on delivery is essential.

p. Payment will be made in full on completion of commissioning of ROV and training.

q. Manufacturer to include delivery and commissioning schedule.

r. List of optional tools and accessories to be included.

s. Operators manual to be provided in English for all equipment supplied.

t. Servicing requirements and service schedule to be provided.

u. Service Manual for all equipment supplied to be provided in English.

v. Manufacturer to outline availability of after sales customer service.

w. Spare parts manual to be provided.

x. Manufacturer to state availability of spares and delivery times.

y. Delivery time from placement of order to be less than 60 Days.


http://www.etenders.gov.ie/membership/Member_HistShow.aspx?ID=AUG375695
This tender has been cancelled, and a new tender offered.

Goldie fish
25th October 2012, 13:47
New tender.

3.1 Contract Requirements.

a. The NS seeks the supply of a Mini Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) for operational requirements that will fulfill the criteria set out below. Naval Service personnel may be required to visit and view the proposed ROV to confirm that it meets stated criteria.

b. The ROV must be capable of being easily launched and recovered off a small support vessel or operated from the back of a road vehicle on a quay wall.

c. The ROV must be sufficiently maintainable in the field by trained technicians.

d. ROV system must meet the following specifications:
i. Minimum Depth Rating: 300m
ii. Maximum ROV Weight: 13 kg (with full ballast set)
iii. Maximum Total System Weight : 80kg
iv. Power Supply: 240VAC
v. Minimum of 2 horizontal and one vertical brushless thrusters.
vi. Vehicle minimum top speed required: 3.5knots
vii. Minimum Tether Length: 120m with tether deployment system with a tether outer diameter not exceeding 10mm containing.
viii. All components to be containerised in ruggedised protective cases.
ix. Sensors: Minimum of depth and compass required
x. Camera: High resolution colour camera
xi. Lighting: All lighting to be LED and be capable of tracking full range of main camera.
xii. Two years warranty required.

e. Control Unit: Control unit should have the following features:
i. 38cm High Resolution screen display.
ii. System should have integrated recording.
iii. System overlay to display minimum of date, time, depth and heading
iv. Rugged Hand Controller to be included with secondary means of control, i.e. back up controller, also required in the event of failure.
v. All labelling to be in English.

f. Onsite familiarization training to be provided by the supplier.

g. Basic tool kit and maintenance kit to be included.

h. Cost to include delivery to purchase address.

i. Commissioning of ROV on delivery is essential.

j. Manufacturer to include delivery and commissioning schedule.

k. List of optional tools and accessories to be included, specifically manipulator arm/grabber and scanning sonar if available.

l. Hard copy and digital copy of operators manual to be provided for all equipment supplied in English.

m. Servicing requirements and service schedule to be provided.

n. Service Manual for all equipment supplied to be provided in English.

o. Manufacturer to outline availability of after sales customer service.

p. Spare parts manual to be provided.

q. Manufacturer to state availability of spares and delivery times.

r. Delivery time from placement of order to be less than 45 Days.

golden rivet
26th October 2012, 03:36
What do they intend on watching with a such a limited camera aray given ?

Should have included a spec. to have the dome mount fitted with a heater to prevent fogging in the cases of condensation due to temperature changes.

IP 66 doesn't not proof against condenstion.



No IR required.

How about low light capability?

Facial Recognition

Movement recognition? the qm is now a camera...a big issue sock will cover the main one..waste of money..

DeV
26th October 2012, 10:59
Why would you need facial recognition on a ROV??

morpheus
26th October 2012, 12:24
Well... you dont want to go bringing up the WRONG body now do you!

Goldie fish
26th October 2012, 14:02
Why would you need facial recognition on a ROV??

He's talking about the CCTV for ships, not the ROV.

A/TEL
26th October 2012, 19:35
the qm is now a camera...a big issue sock will cover the main one..waste of money..




Doubt that very much!!. Cant leave gangway unattended plus camera cant monitor ships mooring lines......

hptmurphy
26th October 2012, 23:17
Cant leave gangway unattended plus camera cant monitor ships mooring lines......

The spec includes. PTZ which means the cameras can pan tilt and zoom making them functionable and depending on the location aboard ship could be ideal for monitoring such things although the would have to be very high up to get over all the clutter around superstructure,

[QUOTE]Why would you need facial recognition on a ROV[/QUOTE

We could always colour code the post if you have problem following!

A/TEL
26th October 2012, 23:23
.....

The spec includes. PTZ which means the cameras can pan tilt and zoom making them functionable and depending on the location aboard ship could be ideal for monitoring such things although the would have to be very high up to get over all the clutter around superstructure,

[QUOTE]Why would you need facial recognition on a ROV[/QUOTE

We could always colour code the post if you have problem following!



Mark my words, it will never replace the QM, it may be an aid to him or her, but will not replace him or her.

Goldie fish
26th October 2012, 23:56
They just need to start putting the QM's lobby in the right place.

hptmurphy
28th October 2012, 22:30
Mark my words, it will never replace the QM, it may be an aid to him or her, but will not replace him or he

Agreed.


They just need to start putting the QM's lobby in the right place.

Eithne being point in case......

Goldie fish
17th November 2012, 00:09
The old dockyard crane, now non functioning is up for grabs.


3.1 The successful tenderer will be required to arrange the removal of the crane from Haulbowline within an acceptable period (see 2.13 – tenderers must outline their proposals for the removal of the crane etc. from Haulbowline). The emphasis is on the removal of the crane as early as possible, in any event within 90 days after the signing of the sales agreement.
3.2 The Department of Defence / Defence Forces will not provide any labour or materials necessary in connection with the removal of the crane.
3.3 As already mentioned, the crane will be sold “as seen” and the Department of Defence cannot and will not accept any responsibility as to it’s quality, condition or certification. The crane shall be taken with all faults and errors or mis-statements of description, measurement, weight or otherwise, and without question on the part of the successful tenderer. No compensation or allowance will be made on account of any such faults, mis-statements or errors although the same may be of considerable nature.
3.4 The successful tenderer will be required, as part of the sales contract, to indemnify the Minister against any liability arising from the subsequent use of the crane.
3.5 The onus is clearly on tenderers to satisfy themselves as to what is offered for sale before submitting a tender. As already mentioned tenderers should inspect the crane prior to submitting a tender and should satisfy themselves of the maintenance status etc of the crane.

Goldie fish
13th March 2013, 15:58
Supply of Mini ROV for the Irish Naval Service, Dept of Defence
Detailed description
This tender has been awarded to Atlantis Marine and the competition is now closed.

Goldie fish
25th March 2013, 11:40
Inmarsat B Replacement - Pending closure of the Inmarsat B service in December 2014, the NS is investigating possible replacement solutions
Detailed description
Please see attached PIN for full details. The purpose of this PIN Notice is to review potential market solutions available in order to develop a robust open specification. The INS seeks to conduct a technical dialogue through this PIN Notice with interested parties with regard to potential solutions and to establish an indicative preliminary budgetary costing for future planning and procurement purposes. The INS hereby invites submissions from industry, suppliers and interested parties of satellite communications equipments with regard to potential solutions. Following on from the technical dialogue, should the INS initiate a procurement this will be advertised on eTenders /OJEU in due course. No contract or commitment will be entered into resulting from this technical dialogue. Please see attached PIN for full details. Please note the closing date is 25 Apr 2013, not 12 Apr (as per document).

Goldie fish
2nd October 2013, 21:42
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

http://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/europe/united_kingdom/exhibition/dsei_2011/pictures/Manta_Digital_radar_001.jpg


SharpEye™ for Irish Navy
October 2, 2013 - Kelvin Hughes is delighted to announce that the Irish Naval Service has selected the SharpEye™ radar and the MantaDigital™ display for the incremental upgrade of its fleet.
Ships of the Irish Naval Service operate in some of the harshest maritime conditions, including the North Atlantic, and the decision in favour of SharpEye™ was strongly influenced by the enhanced situational awareness that the radar system can provide, particularly in adverse conditions and high sea states. Under the terms of the contract, the upgrades will take place over a three year period as vessels become available for or require a refit.
Available in both I and E/F band frequencies, the SharpEye™ radar system represents a radical and innovative departure from current marine navigation radar technology in that it has no magnetron and uses a coherent transmission, making it capable of separating small targets from clutter due to their differing radial velocity components. The MantaDigital™ workstation is a multi-function display platform, which can host radar, ECDIS and conning functionality on a wide-screen display surface.

http://seawavesmagazine.blogspot.ie/2013/10/sharpeye-for-irish-navy.html?spref=tw

A/TEL
10th April 2015, 23:21
NAVAL MOBILE ARMOUR STATIONS - REQUEST FOR TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY OF NAVAL SHIPS MOBILE ARMOUR STATIONS

https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=87073&B=&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders

Sparky42
11th April 2015, 00:28
NAVAL MOBILE ARMOUR STATIONS - REQUEST FOR TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY OF NAVAL SHIPS MOBILE ARMOUR STATIONS

https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=87073&B=&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders

Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly are "Mobile Armour Stations"?

The real Jack
11th April 2015, 00:35
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/upload/suppliers/HOBBY1234/LRE35077B.jpg

I know that it's a picture of a model but I assume that's what it is.... Is the NS planning on going somewhere where a 2 way shooting match is envisaged?

na grohmiti
11th April 2015, 00:56
Not quite whats in the photo. Its armour plating that works similar to a folding screen you see ladies getting changed behind in the old B&W movies. You erect it around your pintle mount secondary armament in the absence of a solid bulwark.

http://www.istecservices.com/images/Products/Ancillaries/10509.jpg

The real Jack
11th April 2015, 01:05
If my assumption is correct it just points out the absolute horseshit that's been spewed by UCC, CIT & the NS there's small fabrication workshops all over the country that could knock these together all the need is the steel. Imerc is meant to create jobs yes? That fancier model na grohmití posted isn't that much more work.


The development of an ecosystem of innovation to support job creation in a unique campus and cluster environment is described in detail in the IMERC Strategy 2011-2016.

DeV
11th April 2015, 01:15
Even naval UAVs that went to a IMERC company went to tender (open to correction)

It wouldn't just be steel, could be Kevlar or similar or steel armour plate

The real Jack
11th April 2015, 01:24
It is not that complicated Dev, the Blue sky thinkers in Imerc could help a company figure it out. The NS has enough mechanical engineers that they could do it in house ffs.

hptmurphy
11th April 2015, 01:34
Anything above 25k worth of work and it has to go out to tender......

The real Jack
11th April 2015, 02:27
They could dress it up as a research project if they were interested, the mysteries of the tendering process will ensure that some non Irish company will get the job.

A/TEL
11th April 2015, 03:56
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/upload/suppliers/HOBBY1234/LRE35077B.jpg

I know that it's a picture of a model but I assume that's what it is.... Is the NS planning on going somewhere where a 2 way shooting match is envisaged?



http://utv.ie/News/2015/01/14/Irish-naval-forces-could-combat-piracy-off-Somalia-26049

Herald
11th April 2015, 15:06
Was there not a similar tender to this put out some months ago?

sofa
11th April 2015, 17:06
Type of steel, design, and heat treatment would want to be bang on, or the legal slugs will have a easy day in court if a round gets pass it or a scab flies of the back of the armour.
Might be safer to buy off the shelf.

golden rivet
11th April 2015, 21:35
they done enough of them "try it and see jobs back in the day .. leave it to the people who know how ...

golden rivet
11th April 2015, 21:38
what .. no more white china graph pencil ... damm .. still will have a dpo at anchor though ,,, humans are important ...

hptmurphy
11th April 2015, 22:38
http://utv.ie/News/2015/01/14/Irish-naval-forces-could-combat-piracy-off-Somalia-26049

Could they not have found a newer photo Eithne, Still has a liberty boat mounted......

Laners
11th April 2015, 23:41
The red and black lettering as well .

na grohmiti
12th April 2015, 09:58
I mean the DF have file photos on military.ie just for that purpose.

na grohmiti
21st October 2020, 22:19
PROJ/2017/0004 - Remedial and Upgrade Works to Spencer Jetty at Haulbowline Naval Base

Repairs to concrete structure, strengthening works to steel piles, protective coatings to concrete structure and steel piles, fendering system and wharf fixtures ( Further details contained in the Works Requirements).

Works Requirements for Remedial and Upgrade Works to Spencer Jetty
MALONE O’REGAN Consulting Engineers 17
SECTION 1 - GENERAL
1.1 General
Spencer Jetty at Haulbowline Naval Base comprises a 132m length of berthing
and mooring facilities to the north west of the entrance to the Dockyard Basin.
The jetty has fallen into disrepair and is currently not in use.
The Jetty was constructed in two phases:
Original Jetty, comprising reinforced concrete beams and slabs spanning to
primary beams and supported on piles. It is probable that strengthening works
were undertaken to this section of the jetty at approximately the same time as the
jetty was extended.
Jetty Extension, comprising reinforced concrete slabs and flat slabs spanning to
beams and concrete filled steel piles.
The existing structures are in a poor condition. Concrete discolouration, cracking
and spalling has occurred on beam soffits, beam ends, and in places on slab
soffits.
Reinforcing bars have been exposed by spalling concrete and signs of corrosion
are visible.
The supporting steel piles are also corroded and in places quite severely
corroded in particular in the low water and splash zones
An investigation carried out by BHP Laboratories in April/May 2018 demonstrated
that 3 out of 36 individual tests carried out on samples taken from 15 locations
record chloride content in excess of the maximum allowable percentage of 0.4%.
The investigation also found that the steel piles had suffered from corrosion and
that remaining pile wall thicknesses measured varied considerably. Average wall
thicknesses recorded at low water showed an estimated 52% reduction in pile
wall thickness.
1.2 Description of the Works
The Department of Defence intends to carry out remedial works to prevent further
deterioration of Spencer Jetty and also basic upgrading works to allow the Jetty to
be used as a lay-off and short-term berth for navy vessels.
The scope of works will include:
- Repairs to the reinforced concrete structures
- Repairs to the steel piles
- Application of protective coatings
- Installation of piling for the new fender system
- Provision of bollards, ladders, rails and temporary services
- Provision of cathodic protection

...etc

https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_docs.asp?PID=168168&LID=189616&AllowPrint=1

ancientmariner
23rd October 2020, 13:00
[QUOTE=na grohmiti;481332]PROJ/2017/0004 - Remedial and Upgrade Works to Spencer Jetty at Haulbowline Naval Base

Repairs to concrete structure, strengthening works to steel piles, protective coatings to concrete structure and steel piles, fendering system and wharf fixtures ( Further details contained in the Works Requirements).

A few things to note about Spencer Jetty as was. For a Naval Ship to ENTER the Basin the preferred option was that the Jetty be clear AND only enter on a Flood Tide. The danger was, on an ebb you could be set down on a concrete dolphin on the eastern entrance, whereas on the flood the set would be onto the Jetty. Experienced captains did squeeze in past small vessels but it wasn't SOP. A Naval jetty will need a strong jetty deck able to take loads up to mobile crane and road tanker sized weights. I note the security clearances and 12 day notification of names of workers to the site, while a few yards away there will be open house for visitors to the Park.

na grohmiti
23rd October 2020, 14:06
The park hasn't opened, and won't open for some time by the sound of it. Hopefully it will end up like the Camp Field in Collins barracks and remain available for members of the NS only.
Click the link I provided and have a look at some of the drawings.
The Plan seems to have Spencer as a lay-by jetty for ships either about to leave or about to enter the basin. I.e the ship on Sailing Order goes to Spencer, instead of taking up space on either the Oil wharf or within the basin, or as is currently the case, On the Deepwater in Cobh. Also gives some comfort perhaps to larger ships in future, arriving at the wrong tide can wait at Spencer to cross the Basin sill safely.
It seems to be phase 2 of the Regeneration plan for the Island. Phase 1 was reopening the West wall to ships, providing proper lighting, shore power, water, pedestrian and vehicular access, secure parking.

i. To provide suitable vehicular and pedestrian access for embarkation and disembarkation of stores, necessary logistic and maintenance support and safe transit of personnel.
ii. The introduction of bollards, fendering, ladders and steps certified to meet current and future ship needs.
iii. The establishment of required shore power, CIS connection and quay wall lighting.
iv. The development of a sludge discharge and fresh water intake facility.
v. The introduction of a new crash barrier and ancillary life buoys.
vi. Investigate and undertake dredging of the berth if required.
vii. Surface dressing of the jetty.

Phase 3 is very exciting, and hopefully even part of what is proposed comes to fruition.

(1). Phase 3 is to provide for the development of a secure compound for controlled stores to include ordnance, ammunition, weapons, clothing and CIS requirements. The secure compound will require fencing, CCTV, security personnel and a guardroom.
(2). Phase 3 will also deliver an area for strategic storage. Works to include a storage and staging platform to meet National requirements such as storage of equipment and transport prior to overseas deployment.
(3). Phase 3 will also provide a ceremonial ground, between Block 9 and the West Wall, forming the heart of Haulbowline Island centrally positioned between the Naval Base and Naval Dockyard, opening up views of Cobh and Spike Island.
(4). A ceremonial jack staff (flagpole) will require to be introduced at the northern end of the ceremonial parade-ground.
A lot of phase 3 ties in with proposed use for the P31 replacement, notwithstanding the frequent transport of vehicles and stores to and from nearby Ringaskiddy.

ancientmariner
23rd October 2020, 15:12
The park hasn't opened, and won't open for some time by the sound of it. Hopefully it will end up like the Camp Field in Collins barracks and remain available for members of the NS only.
Click the link I provided and have a look at some of the drawings.
The Plan seems to have Spencer as a lay-by jetty for ships either about to leave or about to enter the basin. I.e the ship on Sailing Order goes to Spencer, instead of taking up space on either the Oil wharf or within the basin, or as is currently the case, On the Deepwater in Cobh. Also gives some comfort perhaps to larger ships in future, arriving at the wrong tide can wait at Spencer to cross the Basin sill safely.
It seems to be phase 2 of the Regeneration plan for the Island. Phase 1 was reopening the West wall to ships, providing proper lighting, shore power, water, pedestrian and vehicular access, secure parking.


Phase 3 is very exciting, and hopefully even part of what is proposed comes to fruition.

A lot of phase 3 ties in with proposed use for the P31 replacement, notwithstanding the frequent transport of vehicles and stores to and from nearby Ringaskiddy.

I had looked at the DWGS including the existing and proposed layout. The extended jetty is a bonus and should suit the MRV and others but we may have to accept that berthing and unberthing will be constrained by tidal direction. For all of our ships , so far, tidal height is not a big factor entering or leaving the basin after the first hour of rising tide in Springs or anytime during Neap tides. The only requirement for entry is the Flood tide.

A/TEL
23rd October 2020, 17:39
The park hasn't opened, and won't open for some time by the sound of it. Hopefully it will end up like the Camp Field in Collins barracks and remain available for members of the NS only.
Click the link I provided and have a look at some of the drawings.
The Plan seems to have Spencer as a lay-by jetty for ships either about to leave or about to enter the basin. I.e the ship on Sailing Order goes to Spencer, instead of taking up space on either the Oil wharf or within the basin, or as is currently the case, On the Deepwater in Cobh. Also gives some comfort perhaps to larger ships in future, arriving at the wrong tide can wait at Spencer to cross the Basin sill safely.
It seems to be phase 2 of the Regeneration plan for the Island. Phase 1 was reopening the West wall to ships, providing proper lighting, shore power, water, pedestrian and vehicular access, secure parking.


Phase 3 is very exciting, and hopefully even part of what is proposed comes to fruition.

A lot of phase 3 ties in with proposed use for the P31 replacement, notwithstanding the frequent transport of vehicles and stores to and from nearby Ringaskiddy.


Spencer Jetty wih a length of 132m + overhang and the proposal of Phase 3 is a good indicator of the berth being used for not only loading/unloading the MRV but all ships for present and future containerised systems (diving, MCM, UAS etc).

na grohmiti
23rd October 2020, 17:46
Is there still proposals to use Block 4 for accommodation? (With some imaginative engineering it would be achievable).

A/TEL
23rd October 2020, 17:49
Is there still proposals to use Block 4 for accommodation? (With some imaginative engineering it would be achievable).

Block 8 is due to be upgraded shortly for accommodation for SLI personnel afloat.

Block 9 is to follow after that is completed subject to funding, not planned for accommodation however.

No plans for Block 4 in the medium term. Its structural condition has deteriorated further since the bracing went up. If i was betting man i could see if being knocked due to H&S concerns.

na grohmiti
23rd October 2020, 18:17
That would be a shame. Because you know like block 10 it would be left idle for evermore if demolished.

ancientmariner
24th October 2020, 10:55
That would be a shame. Because you know like block 10 it would be left idle for evermore if demolished.

Large iconic building, photographed and recorded in all dimensions and views by Heritage Buildings Ireland. It is sitting in the Oil Base and maybe unsuitable as an accommodation unit. Ok as Admin Offices and workshops with no continued o/night occupancy. Google Block 4 Haulbowline Island. The fire escapes show the difficulty with old buildings.I would think H&S would be sceptical of all those cars and portacabins that have sprung up in the Oil base.

na grohmiti
24th October 2020, 11:26
Large iconic building, photographed and recorded in all dimensions and views by Heritage Buildings Ireland. It is sitting in the Oil Base and maybe unsuitable as an accommodation unit. Ok as Admin Offices and workshops with no continued o/night occupancy. Google Block 4 Haulbowline Island. The fire escapes show the difficulty with old buildings.I would think H&S would be sceptical of all those cars and portacabins that have sprung up in the Oil base.

Best option so perhaps is to rebuild it on the old footprint using modern methods, because the current situation, with what is still a protected structure, held in place by steel bracing, serves neither heritage nor practicality.
AGS/OPW managed it in Templemore in the late 80s, building new single occupancy accommodation within the footprint of the standard military barrack block, using little of the old (derelict through non use rather than fire) structure apart from some key stones over doorways. The Character, aspect and heritage is preserved, though the building is not. At present of the 6 Georgian storehouses, only 2 are in use, with the rest in varying stages of dilapidation.

DeV
24th October 2020, 15:27
Interesting report on future use of Haulbowline 2011
https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/56531314/report-of-working-group-examining-the-future-uses-of-haulbowline-island

ancientmariner
24th October 2020, 22:58
Interesting report on future use of Haulbowline 2011
https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/56531314/report-of-working-group-examining-the-future-uses-of-haulbowline-island

It is amazing that such a small piece of real estate should have been treated so shabbily and allowed to be infected and contaminated in the interests of progress. Despite declaring the island East as reclaimed land, it was done in our prehistory by the Brits almost 170 years ago, and is as much part of the Base as the West end. The Navy cannot function without it, and going forward there should not be any external inputs or choices on its future. Unfortunately politicians are prone to pre-emptive strikes and obtaining good media coverage. We need the island, berthage, and a good drydock.

ancientmariner
6th March 2021, 11:42
Request for Proposals

for the Supply to the Irish Naval Service of

Tactical Radar Systems




JN/260/2012 - TACTICAL RADAR SYSTEMS


Issued by the Naval Service, Ireland

Ref No: JN/260/2012


The following is a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the provision of an S-Band Tactical Radar system for Irish Naval Ships in 2012. The Naval Service may also, but is not obligated to, avail of this tendering process to procure additional S-Band and X-Band Tactical Radar system(s) for Irish Naval Ships in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The contracting authority is the Minister for Defence, Ireland.

Statement of Requirement

The requirement exists for the provision of a Tactical Marine Radar System to replace and interface with existing Irish Naval Service Marine Radar systems.

Specifically, the requirement is that all installs must be capable of taking control of, and be controlled by, the ship’s existing tactical displays. The S-Band system must fully utilise solid state technology and must NOT to be based on magnetron technology. The X-Band system must be a conventional down-mast magnetron based system. The existing systems fitted on NS ships are Kelvin Hughes Tactical Manta Display and Kelvin Hughes Mark 7 X-Band Down-mast transceiver.

There is also a requirement for five days technical training to be provided for six technicians. The procured equipment will not be available for technical training. The supplier will be required to provide a complete operating system for instruction, fault finding and diagnostic work. Technical training must qualify the students to install and carry out maintenance on the system to at least board level.

Procurement timeline:
• In 2012
Solid State S-Band Transceivers and scanner/array: Qty Required 2
Associated remote controlled switching equipment: Qty Required 2
Tactical Displays: Qty Required 1



With the option of:
• In 2013
Solid State S-Band Transceivers and scanner/array: Qty Required 1
X-Band Conventional Magnetron Transceiver: Qty Required 1
Associated remote controlled switching equipment: Qty Required 1
Tactical Displays: Qty Required 2
• In 2014
X-Band Conventional Magnetron Transceiver: Qty Required 2
Tactical Displays: Qty Required 2

In today's Navy News, using standard RN installed surface radar, coupled with a new Bathymetric software, HMS Magpie was able to do a complete underwater survey of Portsmouth Harbour approaches in about two hours. In old sounder type survey it would have taken more than two weeks. Using radar ranges coupled with differences in wave heights generated by wind, the system can see the depths and shallows without having to sail directly over them. Ideal for areas effected by earthquakes, weather disasters, beach landings, or uncertain chart data. HMS Magpie is a small vessel for the type of SuRadar required , so they fitted one on a roof rack for the interim. I'm a bit shocked that we are using Conventional Magnetrons as they are very jammable. When I was in Phillips Signaal Henglo in 1984 the radars for the RN Frigates were using Travelling Wave Tubes ( TWT) and the associated computers were made in Galway.

na grohmiti
6th March 2021, 12:10
Worth noting that HMS Magpie was built in Cork, and a similar vessel is in use by INFOMAR here.
https://www.infomar.ie/surveys/vessels/rv-mallet

Flamingo
6th March 2021, 20:23
In today's Navy News, using standard RN installed surface radar, coupled with a new Bathymetric software, HMS Magpie was able to do a complete underwater survey of Portsmouth Harbour approaches in about two hours. In old sounder type survey it would have taken more than two weeks. Using radar ranges coupled with differences in wave heights generated by wind, the system can see the depths and shallows without having to sail directly over them. Ideal for areas effected by earthquakes, weather disasters, beach landings, or uncertain chart data. HMS Magpie is a small vessel for the type of SuRadar required , so they fitted one on a roof rack for the interim. I'm a bit shocked that we are using Conventional Magnetrons as they are very jammable. When I was in Phillips Signaal Henglo in 1984 the radars for the RN Frigates were using Travelling Wave Tubes ( TWT) and the associated computers were made in Galway.
Didn't the RN do something similar with Beiruit port after the explosion last year?

ancientmariner
6th March 2021, 22:30
Didn't the RN do something similar with Beirut port after the explosion last year?

Certainly HMS Enterprise carried stores from Cyprus to Beirut and assisted with some survey and principally supplied a feeding station for 500 Lebanese soldiers working on remediation. They spent some weeks on scene. In all Britain gives about 0.71% of GPD in foreign aid but having suitable ships with F.Dk. is a real bonus.