VIDEO: ORE Catapult Test Facility
ORE Catapult’s open access dry dock testing facilities which include a simulated seabed and still water tanks provides a flexible and controlled onshore saltwater location for all stages of technology development.
ORE Catapult works with subsea companies for subsea testing, demonstration and factory acceptance trials to de-risk and prove reliability of new devices.
Typical projects include ROV and sonar device testing and subsea cable laying trials.
Tekmar Energy performed demonstration trials of TekLink® and TekTube® cable protection systems, designed to improve the resilience and longevity of underwater cable connections as well as reducing offshore wind turbine installation costs.
Moffat2000 performed Wet tests in a flooded dock environment to determine the actual flow rate characteristic for the Moffat2000 subsea Stab Connector. Moffat2000 design and manufacture subsea pipeline products and skid mounted assemblies for the oil and gas industry.
SMD conducted scale model prototype testing of RT-1 for CTC Marine and submerged testing of their first ever Fallpipe ROV for Belgian dredging company Jan de Nul. RT-1 is one of the world’s largest, most powerful subsea rock trenching vehicle for the burial of pipelines.