Modelling the Development of Subsea Shuttle

Modelling the Development of Subsea Shuttle

Status: Completed


  • Wenhua Zhao
    Senior Research Fellow, Oceans Graduate School, UWA
  • Scott Draper
    Associate Professor, Oceans Graduate School, UWA


  • Jeremy Feng-Yi Lee
  • Calvin Kar Wing Lee

Project Description

This project investigated the hydrodynamic performance of a subsea shuttle concept, which is designed to eliminate the need for long chemical and hydraulic pipelines. In addition, this concept may be used to transport subsea structures out to remote sites cheaply. Both numerical simulations and physical model testing in the Swan River have been conducted. This project is not only a good study of this technology, but also a good  example to showcase the potential value in collaborations between UWA and industry partners (e.g. Woodside, Safe Marine Transfer ). 

More information about the deployment of the shuttle can be viewed here.