Marine & Subsea

Marine & Subsea

Texcel supplies customers in the marine and subsea sectors and we understand the need for ultra high quality and reliability. Texcel is a world leader in subsea observation Nodes being a main supplier for NEPTUNE, RSN and Galway Bay. Wel also provide instrumentation solutions for the marine sector, which includes RADAR display systems, oil rig instrumentation and seismic instrumentation.

Case Study - Marine
When an incumbent supplier dropped out of the frame, Texcel stepped in and saved the day for a major international marine radar manufacturer. Our initial quote for the manufacture of the company’s entire range of radar systems was agreed to be competitive and in line with the customer’s quality requirements.

Unfortunately, the incumbent supplier could no longer provide assemblies. Texcel was asked to start manufacture immediately, which involved over 200 different assemblies and 13,000 component parts. Texcel met the challenge by importing BoMs, securing component availability and pre-configuration of test systems. This proactive approach improved quality performance and enabled the customer to maintain supply to its customers. In fact, the company recorded its best ever sales performance!

Case Study -  Sub-sea
In partnership with two leading specialist companies, Texcel developed a revolutionary undersea observatory power and control system for the Canadian part of the North-East Pacific Time-series Undersea Networked Experiment (NEPTUNE).

The infrastructure contract for the shore fed, high power, high bandwidth cabled ocean observatory system was issued by the University of Victoria, following a thorough selection process.

The science nodes were designed to supply up to 9Kw of usable power and switch this to individual scientific instruments some distance from the nodes, in active areas where telecom cables would not be routed.  Texcel designed the monitoring and control systems within each node and the management software to control the nodes remotely.

Texcel handled the feasibility study, the system design and circuit design, as well as producing the firmware and server software, together with providing a complete validation test of the whole system.

When deployed, NEPTUNE Canada will allow real-time monitoring of critical science applications, such as neutrino telescopes and tsunami detection systems.