IT International Telecom Marine SRL has purchased the latest version (4.1) of MakaiLay with AutoSlack for the cable vessel IT Intrepid. A Makai engineer travelled to Curacao, Netherlands Antilles to provide MakaiLay commissioning and training services.
MakaiLay is an advanced finite-segment 3D cable installation software that provides cable installers with the ability to lay submarine cables with high placement accuracy and reliability. MakaiLay calculates and displays, in near real-time, the surface and seafloor tension of the cable, the layback distance of the cable, the cable slack and touchdown coordinates on the seafloor, and many other parameters which allow cable engineers to monitor and control the cable installation process. MakaiLay fully integrates the cable laying operations with the cable control room for cable slack/tension adjustments, the plough control room, and the helmsman DP system to modify the vessel track and speed as needed. The software can receive real-time ocean current data from Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) instruments to calculate how the suspended cable and touchdown position are being affected by the ocean currents. Using MakaiLay, engineers can then create a new ship plan on-the-fly to compensate for the effect of ocean currents in order to maintain a high placement accuracy of the cable on the seafloor.