Pharos Acquires 1200HP Subsea Cable Trencher

SeaDiscovery.com
Monday, July 15, 2013
UTV 1200

Pharos Offshore Group has acquired an SMD built 1200HP cable burial tool. The Universal Trenching Vehicle (UTV 1200) is a unique low and wide Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) specifically designed to bury submarine power cables.
 


Modifications to the 1200HP UTV 1200 are underway. The enhancements will facilitate more effective post lay/installation burial and improve the handling and stability of the vehicle. Post-modification of the vehicle will provide an extremely stable platform and retain both jetting and hard ground cutting capability. The system has available 2 x 400HP directly driven electric motor/pump sets for jetting operations and a single 400HP subsea HPU.  If required the system has an additional 400HP subsea HPU which can be utilised as necessary for cutting operations.
 


The overall vehicle height will be reduced to 3.7m improving handling ability, drag profile in strong currents and operations on inclined sea beds. The on board jetting assembly will be relocated to allow more effective vehicle steering and improved turning radius, making the system ideal for shorter runs on wind farm inter-array cables. The modifications will improve the operating parameters of the vehicle and provide clients with an effective tool for shallow water work.
 


This further strengthens Pharos’ efforts to advance offshore cable installation technology along with the development of the ITAT 1000 which is currently in-build at our facility in Harthill, Scotland. The UTV 1200 and full operational crew with proven track record will be available very soon for offshore projects.



Pharos delivers engineering solutions for subsea cable installation, maintenance and repair by combining state of the art technology with knowledge gained from real operational experience. Pharos CEO Phil Walker adds “Our trenching for hire business model introduces a step change in the installation and maintenance strategy for the growing subsea cable installation supply chain. Pharos provides a combination of specialised equipment and experienced manpower allowing cable installers to utilise their own vessels rather than the more expensive option of subcontracting out the post lay burial scope of work. This increase in efficiency allows our partners to retain significantly more revenue while also affording trickle down cost reductions to project developers that can ultimately benefit end user consumers.”
 


We work with clients across the offshore oil & gas, submarine telecoms and renewable power industries. Our in-house expertise includes highly skilled and experienced offshore technical professionals and on-shore engineering management and operational support teams. Pharos offshore personnel are experienced in all major manufacturers of ROV’s, plough systems and LAR’s. Our multi-disciplined team have an extensive track record in subsea trenching, survey and ROV support.
 


Pharos develops subsea cable handling and burial solutions, including vehicle and handling systems, with a proven track record in taking projects from concept design, delivery, and testing to completion with on-going support.

 

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