Red7Marine completes SeaVex trial on behalf of CentricaProjects and Operations // March 18, 2013
Red7Marine was recently contracted by Centrica to trial SeaVex Excavation equipment on certain areas of the Lincs offshore windfarm, chartering and operating from the DP2 vessel Loch Roag.
The project was to initially gauge what areas could be trenched to certain depths in extreme soil conditions ranging from 250 to 500kPa using a non-intrusive method as cables were live (at an equipment standoff distance of 1m set by the Marine Warranty Surveyor) and to assess the remaining areas that need rock bagged and/or mattressed.
This successful trial allowed SeaVex excavation equipment to operate and collate results from actual data in varied soils, whilst demonstrating the range of capabilities of the system, personnel and management of Red7Marine.
It also facilitated Centrica with the opportunity to assess the remaining work on the site and to discuss with Red7Marine potential further scopes.
Red7Marine are pleased that the trial campaign was completed safely in up to 3.5 knots with no lost time incidents.
The project mobilidation and demobilisation was performed by Red7Marine's experienced team in Great Yarmouth