DeepOcean said it was awarded a contract for the provision of post-lay trenching and backfilling works on 56km of power cable offshore UAE.
The post-lay trenching and backfilling works are planned to commence late 2017 with DeepOcean’s T1 mobilised from the UK after the completion of an extensive upgrade, the firm said.
The 25 Te self-loading trencher T1 has successfully completed over 1,650 km of subsea trenches for cables and pipelines up to 20-inch. After the upgrade, T1 is designed to cut a subsea trench with a maximum depth of 1.4 meters in various soil conditions up to 40MPa. The trencher is also capable of carrying out mechanical backfill operations to assist in cable protection.
Tony Stokes, managing director of Asia Pacific and Middle East, said, “We are extremely pleased to receive this award as it is a testament to the confidence our clients have in DeepOcean’s ability to provide burial solutions in the most difficult soil conditions. We are looking forward to a successful campaign and the continuation of building our presence in the Middle East through supporting our clients with market leading assets.”
The contract award comes after two completed projects offshore UAE in 2016 and early 2017.