Norway: DeepOcean Wins Pre-Cut Trenching Contract
DeepOcean today announces the multi-million pound pre-cut trenching contract award with Statnett & Energinet on the Skagerrak 4 HVDC Submarine Interconnector Project, reports subseauk.com.
DeepOcean will provide the engineering and project management for the pre-cut trenching workscope in Denmark.
The Project is expected to commence in July 2012.
The work will include mobilisation out of DeepOcean’s offshore base in Middlesbrough, pre-trench survey and pre-cut trenching of 23 kilometres of the Skagerrak 4 route.
DeepOcean will provide its heavy duty APP pre-cut trenching plough for the project.
DeepOcean is an integrated provider of safe, high quality, innovative services and technologies for the subsea industry. Demonstrating an extensive track record, DeepOcean offers a breadth of subsea services including Survey and Seabed-mapping, Subsea Installation, Seabed Intervention, Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR), and Decommissioning.
This strong portfolio of services, coupled with a fleet of owned and controlled specialised equipment and multi-purpose support spreads, enables DeepOcean to bundle its subsea services to deliver cost-effective, tailored solutions to meet individual client needs.
Operating within a challenging industry, DeepOcean is committed to protecting the health and safety of all people involved with its activities, and thus achieving a safe and incident free workplace, with high standards of environmental responsibility and pollution prevention.
DeepOcean strives for relentless customer focus and operational excellence, which is supported by a global team of highly professional and experienced project teams. The company delivers innovative engineering solutions and turnkey project management for complex offshore operations.
DeepOcean is an efficient offshore service provider operating in the oil and gas, offshore renewables and electrical power transmission industries, with offices in Norway, UK, Holland, Brazil, Mexico and Singapore.
Managing Director, Tony Inglis, says of the pre-cut trenching contract, “We are delighted to be awarded this pre-cut trenching workscope, as DeepOcean is highly skilled in this area and believe this is the ideal solution for achieving the best burial depth in hard ground regions, whilst removing any risk of cable damage.
“We have been using pre-cut trenching as the technique of choice in the Oil & Gas market for many years and are pleased to now be applying this to the Power & Transmission market with Statnett and Energinet.dk. We are also looking to expand this technique into the Offshore Wind market over the coming months.”
Dredging Today Staff, June 28, 2012; Image: deepoceangroup