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CABLE INSTALLATION


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LAYING THE FUTURE FOR INTER ARRAY CABLE INSTALLATION


Osbit Ltd, an expert in bespoke offshore engineering projects, has developed an advanced inter array cable lay system, which is delivering unprecedented levels of safety and efficiency.


The company’s back-deck expertise and technology led approach has enabled the supply of a state of the art deck layout to DeepOcean.


The system, which is installed on the Maersk Recorder vessel, has recently completed the first stage of its deployment at an east coast windfarm, for a leading international developer.


INNOVATIVE DESIGN


Osbit specialises in delivering complex offshore equipment projects, working with its clients to incorporate often challenging requirements, to ensure outstanding operational performance. To fit the vessel’s space requirements, the company developed an entirely new deck layout, which incorporated operator- owned equipment alongside its own. It enhanced the system’s functionality, with the inclusion of two stern chutes and associated grillages to ensure protection of the product at all times. A novel quadrant handling A-Frame was also integrated, to streamline the most complex handling operation in the lay cycle.


GAME CHANGING EFFICIENCY


The system works to maximise technician productivity on board the vessel, by allowing cable production units to be assembled offline while laying operations are carried out.


The equipment is also crucial in minimising on-site costs. Osbit’s design has had a major impact on deployment and pull in processes, increasing efficiency to achieve a lay rate of at least two complete cables per day, a class- leading achievement. These features continue to support the safe and effective 1st and 2nd end deployment of the subsea quadrant, as it installs offshore windfarm inter array cables.


COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION


Pierre Boyde, Commercial Director at DeepOcean, commented: “Osbit’s understanding of our requirements and its engineers’ expertise has produced one of the most advanced quadrant handling systems on the market. The


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system gives DeepOcean an advantage over our competitors in multiple key areas, including speed, and personnel and product safety.” Brendon Hayward, Managing


Director, added: “We continue to focus on developing new, technology- led solutions to support contractor operations in the construction of offshore windfarms. The success of this system highlights the effectiveness of the collaborative, objective-driven approach we apply in all of our projects, which ensures that our systems achieve productive offshore operations.”


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