Global Marine acquires ROVVessel & ROV News // May 13, 2015
Global Marine in the UK has extended its subsea capability with the acquisition of a powerful jet trenching ROV.
The new ROV compliments existing burial equipment and is designed for pre- and post-lay trenching as well as simultaneous lay and burial in the offshore subsea cable sectors.
The new ROV is a Q1000 jet trencher with a modular design that allows it to be easily mobilised. With 1,000hp of total installed and variable jetting power, the ROV is suitable for trenching pipelines, umbilicals and cables to a burial depth of 3m at a speed of up to 400m per hour.
Rated to a depth of 1,000m, the Q1000 is easily configured for use with either tracks or skids to suit the application and can be deployed for trenching operations on all seabed conditions, from fine sand to firm clay.
Its cable detection and tracking system results in time-saving, precision burial. In addition to this, the jet trencher is able to handle product up to 500mm in diameter, increasing the scope of work that Global Marine is able to undertake.