Cable protection system remediation
We have revolutionised cable protection system inspections, providing stakeholders with a level of accuracy, detail and perspective that no other technology can offer.
Pinpoint problems with precision
Our solution provides you with a complete overview of the problem at hand, together with all the information you need to start talking about solutions.
Users can interpret datasets quickly and easily in real time through our intelligent data platform, Atlas.
Precise, instant measurements can be taken by the user in a high-definition 3D environment.
Generate a digital copy of all cable components, hosted on our data platform, providing a complete picture of the problem at hand.
Revolutionising cable protection system inspections
Faults with offshore wind cable protection systems (CPS) have become an industry-wide problem in recent years, affecting multiple developments across the UK and continental Europe. Issues commonly arise where continuous movement of the CPS across installed rock scour causes excessive abrasion, posing the risk of eventual cable failures in the field.
Harnessing SubSLAM X2 technology, we have revolutionised CPS inspections, providing stakeholders with a level of accuracy, detail and perspective that no other technology can offer. Our systems deliver contactless subsea measurements in real time, as well as creating live digital models with sub-millimetre precision.
Digital twins offer a complete picture of the problem at hand
Our technology, which delivers live underwater 3D point clouds, produces a precise model of the entire length of the cable structure in one go, from cable entry/exit points through to seabed burial. Generating digital twins of the CPS, we offer clients a complete picture of the problem at hand, viewable live via our data platform, Atlas. This not only gives users a greater degree of coverage with the ability to thoroughly inspect models from all angles, but they can also examine the finer detail.
By comparing this reference model to subsequent inspection difference models, we provide an easy way to track changes over time, guiding early informed decisions to prevent CPS failure and enabling stakeholders to monitor whether conditions are constant or deteriorating year-on-year.
Dense point clouds are streamed back to shore in real-time, allowing asset integrity engineers to take instant measurements of free-span, distance from the bell mouth into burial, gaps manifesting on CPS half shells, and much more from the comfort of their office.
From one single scene that can be viewed on any device, anywhere in the world via Atlas, users have a complete overview of the problem at hand, together with the information need to start discussing solutions and inform potential remediation techniques such as underpinning or stabilisation by rock bag placement.
Combining SubSLAM X2 with our extensive portfolio of ROV capabilities and expertise, huge savings in mobilisation costs, project time, and vessel days are realised.
By minimising offshore personnel requirements, human intervention and removing the need for in-water calibrations or additional navigational equipment, the reductions in schedule time, cost and emissions across operations become immediately apparent.
Our added value
- Detailed 3D reconstructions of CPS are transmitted back to shore in real time.
- Allows users to interpret datasets quickly and easily in real time, through our intelligent data
- Precise, instant measurements can be taken by the user in a high-definition 3D environment.
- Point clouds for monitoring via digital twin/difference modelling.
- Facilitates immediate planning for stabilisation programmes.
A breadth of capabilities
Our specialist skills and knowhow have been hard-earned through challenging projects in the harshest environments. This has deepened our understanding of what technology is truly capable of, enabling us to deliver exceptional insights with speed and efficiency.
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