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Subsea Innovation delivers subsea installation tools for offshore wind O&M

Subsea Innovation has completed the design, build, testing and commissioning of two bespoke retrofit Dynamic Bend Stiffener (DBS) subsea installation tools for Leask Marine.

The new tools are an updated and modified version of the company’s MK.01 model from 2020.

They feature a full subsea camera and light package, a subsea control manifold, and an operating system complete with marine grade hydraulic cylinder functions.

The installation tools were built and tested by Subsea Innovation’s offshore certified production team in Darlington, UK.

Along with Leask Marine, the company commissioned the equipment onsite at the project mobilisation port on the South East coast of England.

Both installation tools are now mobilised offshore and supporting O&M activities on an operational wind farm in the UK.

Subsea Innovation designed the DBS installation tools in line with DNV’s standard for offshore platform and lifting appliances (DNVGL DNVGL-ST-0378).

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