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Lighthouse

Company Type
Survey & Site Investigation
Z3535FS
Yes
Company Snapshot
Company
Lighthouse
Headquarters
Zola Predosa, Italy
Founded
1986
Company Type
Private
Company Size
51-200 employees
Regions
Europe
Industries
Dredging & Marine ConstructionMarine Renewable EnergyMarine Science & TechnologyMaritime & ShippingOffshore ConstructionOffshore Oil & GasOffshore Wind EnergyPorts, Harbours & TerminalsSubsea Cables & PipelinesTelecommunications
Media

About Us
Lighthouse has 30 years of solid experience worldwide in Geophysical, Geotechnical, Environmental and Offshore Construction Surveys and has developed a team of experts in the acquisition, interpretation and presentation of highly accurate seismic data and precisely positioned subsea and surface structures.

Lighthouse is always improving its skills and using the latest technology in order to meet the offshore market's increasing demand. Counting on teams of qualified and experienced professionals, offering clients the very best service without exception, Lighthouse prides itself on the reputation of reliability and expertise it has built over the 30 years of its existence.

Our Company employs more than 150 people worldwide.
 
Services & Activities
Expertise
EngineeringEnvironmentalGeoscienceGeotechnicalHydrography & GeophysicsInspection, Repair & MaintenanceMeasurement & InstrumentationNavigation & PositioningOceanographySubsea Cables & PipelinesSurvey & Site Investigation
Certifications & Accreditations
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority Approved Training Provider
APPEA Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association
ASME S American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Power Boilers (S) Certificate
ASME U American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Pressure Vessels (U) Certificate
ASME U2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Pressure Vessels (Alternative Rules for Pressure Vessels) (U2) Certificate
CAA United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority
CHAS Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
City & Guilds City & Guilds Approved Centre
EN 1090 Structural/Contsruction Steel & Aluminium Products
GWO Global Wind Organisation Accredited Training Provider
HSE United Kingdom Health & Safety Executive
IOSH Institution of Occupational Safety & Health
ISAA International Spill Accreditation Association
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
ISO 27001 Information Security Management
ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
ISO/IEC 17025 Testing & Calibration Laboratories
ISO/TS 29001 Oil & Gas Quality Management
MCA Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Approved Training Provider
MNTB Merchant Navy Training Board Centre Recognition
NATA National Association of Testing Authorities (Australia)
NEBOSH National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health
NOGEPA Nederlandse Olie en Gas Exploratie en Productie Associatie
OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management System
OPITO Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation
PAS 99 Integrated Management Systems
RYA Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre
SCC**/VCA** Safety Certificate Contractors (More than 35 Employees)
SCC*/VCA* Safety Certificate Contractors (Up to 35 Employees)
SCCP Safety Certificate Contractors for Petrochemicals
SCP Safety Certificate Personnel Leasing
UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Service
UKSpill UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme
ISO 9001 ● ISO 14001 ● OHSAS 18001
Memberships
Achilles ● Achilles FPAL ● IMCA
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is a leading trade association representing the vast majority of contractors and the associated supply chain in the offshore marine construction industry worldwide. We have a membership of over 900 companies including contractors, suppliers, oil & gas companies, marine renewable energy companies ... Moreand numerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

IMCA was formed in 1995 through the merger of the former Association of Offshore Diving Contractors (AODC, formed in 1972) and the Dynamically Positioned Vessel Owners Association (DPVOA, formed in 1989). Consequently, our operational roots and technical credentials are second to none in our industry.

Our mission is to improve performance in the marine contracting industry. We achieve this by leveraging the expertise of our members through conferences, seminars and meetings, and in publishing leading standards of technical and operating guidance in key areas of safety, quality, and offshore performance. In addition, we represent our members in dialogue with other industry bodies, regulators, oil companies and renewable energy companies. IMCA holds consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and is very active in international regulatory and policy matters in the upstream industry.
Achilles — Our business is built on the idea that, in an ever-more-connected world, we're not just responsible for what we do – we're also accountable for what's done on our behalf. And where there's accountability, there's a need for control… When we started out in 1990 operating in the gas and oil industry, we saw that control was something buyers ... Moreneeded more of. So we designed our community model, our supporting services and the technology that powers them to address this need. We wanted to drive a new kind of procurement with less risk, less cost and less compliance issues. At the same time, wanted to bring suppliers into the fold – to help them meet buyers' needs while reducing their own qualification burdens.

Today, with all kinds of stakeholders holding businesses to ever-higher standards, it's even more important for businesses to have a complete picture of their supply chains – not just in terms of their business performance, but their ethical and environmental standards too. Against this backdrop, our drive to develop and refine our offering has only increased.

Now we're working from offices all over the globe, serving a network of over 800 buyers and 175,000 suppliers in all kinds of industries. As such, we're proud to be part of a truly worldwide community dedicated to raising standards and doing business in ways that benefit everyone.
Equipment & Solutions
Subsea Vehicles
Lighthouse's Teledyne Gavia Offshore Surveyor AUV is a self contained, low logistics, modular survey platform, capable of delivering high quality data while operating from vessels of opportunity or from shore. The Gavia AUV comprises multibeam echosounder (MBES), side scan sonar (SSS) and sub-bottom profiler (SBP) payload and allows Lighthouse to perform ... Moredetailed surveys down to 1,000m water depth and to work very close to platforms and targets. Very easy deployment, great data quality, and fast survey execution are the main benefits of the Gavia AUV.
Fleet
IMO:
8652859
MMSI:
247238900
Vessel Operator:
Lighthouse
Flag:
Italy
IMO:
7031761
MMSI:
247048200
Vessel Operator:
Lighthouse
Flag:
Italy
IMO:
9223708
MMSI:
248082000
Vessel Operator:
Lighthouse
Flag:
Malta
Case Studies
Introduction Lighthouse performed a pre-engineering marine survey for 280km long gas pipeline route in the Atlantic Ocean offshore Cameroon in 2014. The purpose of the hydrographic, geophysical and geotechnical site investigation was to determine the suitability of the proposed pipeline routes and to identify any geological and bathymetric conditions ... Morewhich could impair pipeline installation and associated burial operations.

Scope of Work

The scope of work comprised bathymetric, seabed, and sub-seabed data acquisition, processing and interpretation, performed from Lighthouse's DP1 Odin Finder Geotechnical and Survey Vessel, including:

2D ultra high resolution (UHR) seismic survey

Pipeline routes corridor bathymetric and geophysical survey by means of multibeam echosounder (MBES), singlebeam echosounder (SBES), side scan sonar (SSS), sub-bottom profiler (SBP), and magnetometer

Pipeline routes geotechnical characterisation by means of shallow vibrocorer sampling and subsequent geotechnical laboratory testing

Pipeline routes environmental survey to characterise biologic chemical and physical properties of the seabed and seawater.

Data processing, interpretation, final charting, and reporting

Initial 2D UHR Seismic Geophysical Survey

The 2D UHR seismic survey was performed to detect possible hazard in the shallow stratigraphy for the pipelines routes. The main challenge was to provide the Client and engineering consultant with the necessary engineering data within the expected deadlines in order to proceed with the following phases of the survey. All the acquired geophysical data passed through a rigid Quality Control (QC) procedure, and was processed and finally interpreted onboard the survey vessel. A preliminary interpretation was provided before the start of the geophysical survey (24 hours after the end of the last acquired line), and the final interpretation was provided to the Client at the end of the geophysical survey.

Pipeline Routes Corridor Bathymetric and Geophysical Survey

Once the optimal pipeline routes were determined by the Client, the whole corridor was investigated in order to detect any possible hazard for the future pipeline installation and construction. The main challenge was to provide the Client with information and warning of any potential geohazards in advance of any critical milestones which may have impacted route optimisation or design. The results of the bathymetric and subsequent geophysical survey facilitated the scope for the geotechnical and environmental surveys.

Geotechnical and Environmental Sampling Operations
Following the successful completion of the hydrographic and geophysical survey, Lighthouse carried out the geotechnical and environmental sampling phase of the campaign. This is included shallow sub-seabed sampling using a vibrocorer to provide adequate and representative soil samples for further laboratory testing and analysis, such as soil identification and classification, bulk and dry density, particle size distribution (PSD), and photography for input into the Client's engineering design. 

Equipment & Instrumentation

Primary Positioning System: DGPS C-Nav 3050

Secondary Positioning System: DGPS C-Nav 1010R

Gyrocompass/Motion Reference Unit (MRU): GEM Polaris FOG-200

Gyrocompass/Motion Reference Unit: Teledyne TSS MAHRS

Sound Velocity Probe (SVP): Valeport

Navigation Software: QPS QINSy 8.0

Bathymetric System: R2 Sonic 2024

Bathymetric System: L3 ELAC Nautik Seabeam3030

Sub-Bottom Profiler (SBP) System: Teledyne Benthos Chirp III

Underwater Positioning System: Applied Acoustics-Easytrak Lite

Singlebeam Echosounder (SBES): NAVISOUND 215 (hull mounted)

Hydrofone Array: Sercel SEAL Streamer

Recording System: Sercel SEAL 408 Recording System

Seismic Source: Sercel Ming G Gun

QC and Processing System: Promax 2D

Water Sampling: NISKIN

Multi-parameter probe: Idronaut Probe

Vibrocorer: Geo Vibro Corer 6000

Seabed Grab Sampling: Van Veen Grab
Introduction Lighthouse carried out a pipeline reconnaissance survey for a 112km long gas pipeline route in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in 2015-2016. The purpose of the hydrographic, geophysical and geotechnical site investigation was to establish the engineering feasibility of two proposed pipeline routes along a pre-defined 2,220km² wide corridor. ... More

Scope of Work

The scope of work comprised bathymetric, seabed, and sub-seabed data acquisition, processing and interpretation, performed from Lighthouse's DP1 Odin Finder Geotechnical and Survey Vessel, including:

Pre-survey route centreline survey

Post-survey route centreline and two wing lines 500m offset each side of centreline survey

Pre-defined corridor survey

Geotechnical characterisation by means of box core sampling, piston coring, and geotechnical laboratory testing and analysis

Data processing, interpretation, and integrated hydrographic/geophysical/geotechnical reporting

Hydrographic & Geophysical Survey

The pre-survey route centreline was investigated by means of multibeam echosounder (MBES) and sub-bottom profiler (SBP) to detect and assess any geohazards or potential issues for the proposed pipeline installation. The survey data was processed onboard simultaneously and provided to the Client in order to facilitate survey optimisation and acquisition of additional data if required. Once the post-survey route was defined, the survey was extended to cover a wider corridor. The geophysical survey was subsequently continued to cover the pre-defined corridor area.

Geotechnical Sampling Operations
Following the successful completion of the hydrographic and geophysical survey, Lighthouse carried out the geotechnical sampling phase of the campaign. This is included shallow sub-seabed sampling using box corers and piston corers to provide adequate and representative soil samples for further laboratory testing and analysis, such as soil identification and classification, bulk and dry density, particle size distribution (PSD), and photography for input into the Client's engineering design.

Equipment & Instrumentation

Primary Positioning system: DGPS C-Nav 3050

Secondary Positioning system: DGPS C-Nav 1010R

Underwater Positioning: Sonardyne Ranger 2 6G

Transponders (Beacon): Sonardyne WSM 8170 6G

Gyrocompass/Motion Reference Unit (MRU): GEM Polaris FOG-200

Gyrocompass/Motion Reference Unit (MRU): Teledyne TSS MAHRS

SVP Probes: Valeport Mini SVP – Mini SVS

Navigation Software: QPS QINSy 8.0

Bathymetric System: L3 ELAC Nautik Seabeam 3030

Sub-Bottom Profiler System: Teledyne Benthos Chirp III

Mini Air Gun: Sercel 20cu.inch

Seabed Sampling Systems: 1,000cm² Box Corer

Nioz Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) System: TLS MK2 PAM
Events
Ocean Business, 9-11 April 2019, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK. Firmly established as one of the most important international events in the ocean technology calendar, Ocean Business 2019 is FREE to attend and is expected to attract more than 5,000+ visitors from over 60 countries.... More

At the very heart of Ocean Business 2019 is a three-day exhibition of over 360 companies, bringing together the world's leading manufacturers and service providers in the industry. More than just a static exhibition, Ocean Business 2019 provides visitors with an opportunity to test-drive equipment and systems, with over 180 hours of live, free to attend training and demonstration sessions, on vessels, at the dockside, in the test tank and in seminar rooms.

In addition, Ocean Business 2019 offers a selection of associated events from several key organisations in the industry, a two day technical conference and Ocean Careers, a three day event providing advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries.

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Oceanology International, 13-15 March 2018, ExCeL, UK. Oceanology International, held in London in its 49th year, has firmly established itself as the world leading ocean technology marine science exhibition and conference. Every edition, Oceanology International brings together the latest technologies and thought leaders worldwide.... More

Attracting visitors from a variety of industries, including oil & gas, marine renewables and maritime defence, Oceanology International gives the opportunity for buyers and suppliers to do business in one location. Oceanology International offers structured networking opportunities to help suppliers establish relationships and secure business on a global scale.

The next show will take place from 17-19 March 2020 in London.
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Phone
+39 51 6516716
Head Office
Via Prati 1/1, Località Ponte Ronca, 40069 Zola Predosa, Bologna, Italy