INNOVATION July-August 2015
Seaf loor Drill System In the fall of 2014, Cellula Robotics delivered a fourth generation CRD100 seafloor drill to Fukada Salvage and Marine in Japan. The CRD100 is designed to drill and core up to 65 meters below the seafloor in water depths down to 3,000 meters. Seafloor drills are used for geotechnical analysis in subsea construction and for core sampling in mineral exploration. Seafloor drills can reduce the cost of core sampling compared to a drill ship, especially in deeper waters. Improved opera- tor safety and higher quality core samples are additional benefits. The seafloor drill project covered the design, integration and testing of the CRD100 and surface control van, along with the specification and procurement of a dedicated launch and recovery system. Since delivery, the system has been deployed for sea trials in Japan and is currently being prepared for the first commercial opportunity.
Globe ® Mapping and Ablation Device Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder, affecting over 40 million people worldwide. Kardium’s team of engineers and researchers work in Burnaby to develop and manufacture the Globe mapping and ablation system to treat atrial fibrillation.The Globe catheter has 275 electrodes that are deployed into the patient’s atrium. This array of electrodes allows the physician to easily create maps of the heart’s anatomy and simultaneously map the complete electrical activity of the atrium. The physician can then use the electrodes to create the necessary lesions, quickly diagnosing and treating the atrial fibrillation with a single device. The first human patients were recently treated with the Globe system in Zurich, Switzerland.
Airport Runway Development Project Calgary International Airport has experienced
significant growth in the past two decades. In 2010, with its runway operating at capacity, the Authority retained Associated Engineering and CH2M HILL as its Prime Consultant and AECOM with Hatch Mott MacDonald as Program Manager to deliver a $620 million Runway Development Project. The airport can now land larger aircraft. The runway features a Category III (A) runway lighting system, allowing aircraft to land in low visibility. Energy efficient runway
and taxiway LED lights improve lighting system performance. Advanced controls and monitoring systems in the runway lighting system enhance safety. Other elements include 15 new taxiways, two taxiway underpasses, aircraft parking apron, Field Electric Center, and new service roads. Completed on time and on budget, the project boosts the economy, brings more travellers and encourages surrounding development. APEGBC members involved: Dave Anderson, P.Eng.; Simon Cook, P.Eng.; Lester Marr, P.Eng.; Doug Falkins, Eng.L.; Joseph Chen, P.Eng.
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