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DeepOcean Completes Pre-Cut Trenching Workscope with Zero Plough Downtime

02 August 2012

DeepOcean, based in Darlington, announces the successful project completion of a recent pre-cut trenching contract with Statnett & The pre-cut trenching workscope on Skagerrak 4 HVDC Submarine Interconnector project was completed on time, on budget and with a successful HSE record.

DeepOcean provided the engineering and project management for the project in Denmark, including pre-trench survey and pre-cut trenching of 23 kilometres of the Skagerrak 4 route. Using the sophisticated APP pre-cut trenching plough, DeepOcean executed the project with zero plough downtime, cementing the company’s position as a leader in pre-cut trenching solutions.

As an independent contractor with advanced pre-cut ploughing capability, DeepOcean offers a number of ploughs for this solution and has a proven track record in the operation of these. Its specialist ploughs offer a high level of control and precision, capable of navigating along pre-determined cable routes and transitioning in and out of the seabed as required. These solutions eliminate any risk of product damage and provide a high quality trench for the protection of HVAC and HVDC submarine cables.

Senior Project Manager, David Brown comments on the project completion, "We are very pleased with the outcome of the recent Skagerrak 4 trenching scope of work. Having been using pre-cut trenching as the technique of choice in the Oil & Gas market for many years, our knowledge and experience of working with the ploughing tools has enabled us to complete this project on budget and with zero plough downtime.”