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Global Marine Group launches subsea pre lay ploughGlobal Marine Group (GMG), has worked in close collaboration with offshore technology company Osbit and its first confirmed client for the new plough, Vattenfall, to design the new tool. The plough enables boulder clearance and pre-trenching up to 1.7 m in a single run, leaving a boulder cleared swathe and a ‘backfill-ready’ open trench with segregated spoil.
The plough is also fully subsea adjustable and features a surveillance suite for accurate and effective trenching. The plough can be reconfigured into backfill mode, which uses the same control and surveillance suite to monitor the cable and trench profile. Following contract award in January, Osbit completed final assembly and sign-off at the company’s Port of Blyth assembly facility, at the end of May. The PLP240 will undergo rigorous wet testing before commencing work on Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak project in 2020.
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