Posted on 11.11.2010 - 08:15 EST in PRODUCT NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Subsea excavation specialist Marin Group has launched the next generation of claycutting tools, taking route preparation technology to a significantly higher level. The Evo Claycutting system - developed and operated by UK-based Marin Group company Marin Subsea - is more powerful, more versatile and much faster to deploy than earlier claycutting equipment and features a unique “plug and play” capability offering users increased flexibility.
Behind the new tools and their application are the pioneers of mass flow excavation and claycutting, Nick Sills and Marin Group CEO George (Boris) Stroud, the team responsible for developing the world’s first claycutter system - launched commercially in 1994 - and landmark MFE technology including the Remote Underwater Excavator (RUE), JetProp, HydroDigger, and SeaVator.
Their latest design forms part of the Marin Evo Excavation System, a suite of complementary equipment linking key advances in technology with proven tooling to mark an important benchmark in MFE and subsea intervention.
With the Evo Claycutting system, Marin Group is superseding all previous approaches with features that include:
The Evo Claycutter can be used at any depth below 2 metres for a wide range of applications, including template foundations, pipeline route preparation, silo construction, trench construction, rock dump and boulder clearance and stabilisation, route clearance, remedial relief sites, and keying.
Mr Sills said: “With the Evo Claycutting system, we have taken a significant step forward in the evolution of subsea excavation to deliver an even more powerful, robust and efficient system that can be used at any depth and in the most challenging and hostile of offshore environments.
“We invented this technique, and our new system represents the technology’s fifth generation, the result of detailed R&D and 30 years’ hands-on experience employing MFE and claycutting tooling to overcome the challenges posed by Ormen Lange and many other deepwater projects around the world.”
More information from George Stroud, Marin Group CEO, +44 1358 722 526; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.marinsubsea.co.uk