Seatools Performs HighWire Act for Boskalis
Dutch subsea technology company Seatools completed the upgrade of a HighWire survey grade taut wire system for its compatriot Boskalis.
The upgraded position reference system will be deployed to determine the position of a subsea cable plough during a subsea cable installation project executed by Boskalis.
The wire orientation for the new HighWire system needed to be changed from nearly vertical to nearly horizontal.
The upgrade to the system was carried out in three weeks, Seatools said.
The upgraded system surpassed the previous version’s accuracy level of 1 centimetre, measured across significant distances.
Seatools said that ”the system’s accuracy will provide significant value for subsea cable owners, facilitating easy identification and recovery of a buried cable when in need of repair.”
“In our industry, taut wire systems are mostly commonly deployed as DP position reference systems,” Jan Frumau, Managing Director at Seatools.
”However, the technology can be used for all types of offshore operations that require accurate and real-time measurement of submerged objects, such as uninterrupted pile driving, mudmat or caisson installation, and marine civil engineering projects. Particularly owing to their robustness, ability to cope with ambient noise, and mixed zone applicability, taut wires make an ideal choice for a wide variety of underwater operations. We are glad that a reputable company like Boskalis affirms these benefits and chose our Highwire system yet again.”