The world’s biggest and deepest pool for testing the latest subsea technology, helping advance subsea robotics and even training astronauts is being planned in Cornwall. Blue Abyss, a £150 million facility which has the support of British astronaut Major Tim Peake, will be the world’s leading extreme environment research, test and training centre serving the offshore energy, marine, defence and space sectors.
The subsea centre of excellence at Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial aquatic and space research, development and training centre, will offer the perfect arena to research and test solutions to issues challenging offshore wind farm development.
CCCL have come on board to support the Blue Abyss project as one of the key consultants covering procurement, commercial and programme management services.
Tim Peake is a strong supporter of Blue Abyss. In December 2015, he became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station and conduct a spacewalk during his six month mission.