Subsea Innovation Presents Cable Protection Cutting Tool
Subsea Innovation has completed the design, supply and live demonstration of a cable and cable protection system (CPS) cutting tool that can according to the company, remove a CPS without the need for divers.
There were numerous offshore wind industry leaders in attendance – including sales partner Tekmar Energy Limited, DONG Energy, VBMS, Jan de Nul, and CWIND.
Full scale demonstration
The event was held at The Underwater Centre near Fort William in Scotland and involved a full scale demonstration of the installation and removal of a CPS from mock-up offshore foundations.
Work-class ROV and offshore vessel
The Underwater Centre provided a work-class remotely operated vehicle (WCROV) which was launched from an offshore vessel and carried out the operations in Loch Linnhe which is a seawater lake.
The demonstrations were carried out over a two day period. On the first day the removal operation was performed on a mock-up j-tubeless monopile foundation, whereas the second day was reserved to carry out the same operation on a mock-up j-tube. Both demonstrations were considered successful with operations being completed considerably quicker than expected.