Deltares is aiming to team up with the corporate sector and top research institutes to launch an international research project focusing on the safe burial depth of sea cables against encounters with ships’ anchors.
The R&D project will be conducted in the form of a Joint Industry Project (JIP) named SAFETRENCH.
“Interested parties are invited to attend a workshop in November and/or a webinar in December,” Deltares announced.
Deliverables and schedule
While the first results are expected within a year, already two years after its start the project will yield deterministic as well as probabilistic anchor models and a guideline how these models can be used for cable protection analyses.
Press Release, October 31, 2013