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OTT Hydrometry Ltd


About OTT UK Ltd: Based in Sheffield, OTT Hydrometry Ltd is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients in the UK and Irish Markets. The company is a subsidiary of OTT Hydromet GmbH in Germany - a precision engineering company formed in the 1870's which has more than 140 years of experience in water monitoring technology. About OTT Hydromet: OTT Hydromet helps water resource professionals generate reliable data throughout the entire water cycle. We go beyond simply providing solutions by partnering with our customers in designing effective answers to the challenges they encounter in their vital role of monitoring the world's water. Proudly formed from five separate companies (OTT, Hydrolab, ADCON Telemetry, Sutron and Lufft), OTT Hydromet offers the combined strength and expertise of leaders in the water quality, quantity and telemetry fields and over 140 years of experience in environmental measurement.


Mr Nigel Grimsley
Unit 19 Jessops Riverside,800 Brightside Lane


S9 2RX

New monitoring network for Scottish ports

In the past, the ferries operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to port to assess weather and tidal conditions would allow them to berth alongside the pier. In efforts to save time, fuel and costs, the Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns many of the ferries, ports and harbors in the region, decided to install 15 tide and weather stations, using OTT technology. These stations also provide passengers with earlier warnings of potential ferry cancellation, as well as protect the crew from unsafe berthing conditions.

The technology used consists of OTT Radar Level Sensors.  At two locations, it was not possible to install the OTT RLS, so the OTT CBS was installed instead. Included in the stations are Lufft ultrasonic weather monitors for meteorological data and an Adcon radio for telemetry.  These 15 stations are currently in use and provide the reliable, consistent data the ferries require.

Read a detailed description of the project here

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