Subsea challenges – how to be prepared

1 February, 2018

Scanmudrings’s core business is removal or relocation of any type of seabed soil or objects close to future or existing subsea installations. Type of soil will vary from project to project, and so will the Scanmachine set up.

Sometimes there may be preparations for one thing, for example sand, but another material is encountered offshore, like clay. Offshore conditions require special considerations and adjustments must be made. You must choose the most challenging conditions when it comes to the setup, as otherwise this may be a limiting factor. Large stone, clay and sand – what do you choose in relation to ejector size, additional tooling etc? 

With built up experience of more than 50,000 hours on the seabed, it’s for a fact not only seabed material present, but also various objects and obstacles. Surveys may help planning these operations, but often multiple tooling are brought offshore to prepare for everything.

Below we have focused on some key factors/challenges for some of the subsea challenges one should consider:

Equipped to deliver

Experience, expertise and knowledge have guided the development and evolution of Scanmudring’s unique portfolio of heavy duty, high precision subsea dredging and excavation equipment.

Each system has been created to perform operations with a high level of efficiency and reliability with focus on meeting the highest safety standards.  This has paved the way for successful operations with zero harm to personnel and the environment.

Scanmudring’s services are as flexible as the challenges our customers face, and despite being in the business since mid 80’s, new equipment and tooling are still being designed and produced to meet project specific requirements.

Article by:

Merethe Thunberg-Christensen
T: +47 97 09 41 35

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