Right now, 1,100 work-class ROVs worldwide are doing their work underwater. They’re used for various tasks, such as repairs and maintenance, trench digging, drilling and building constructions such as subsea trees near drilling wells. Because these activities are taking place at increasingly great depths, ROV manufacturers face the challenge of coming up with innovative solutions. Replacing existing cables is a compelling option.
The ROV cable: the power of the connection
One of the best ways to save on costs at the moment with work-class ROVs is to choose the right cable. Thanks to new umbilical, tether and cable systems, we can dive to greater depths. The new generation of ROV cables guarantees maximum performance and fewer cases of failure to boot. The result? Save on costs as a result of less failure and dive deeper thanks to lighter cable solutions. In short, the new generation of ROV cables is not only going to be lighter, but it’s also going to be much stronger and last longer.
Lower costs thanks to hassle-free operation
Less failure means lower costs: for many ROV operators it’s essential that a work-class ROV continues to operate smoothly under any conditions. When an ROV breaks down, the costs are high. Parts and maintenance already cost a pretty penny, but these are often easily exceeded by the expense of suspending a project. The timely installation of a new after-market ROV cable can prevent a host of problems.
Dive deeper by adapting your system
Another way to save on costs with work-class ROVs: anyone wanting to dive deeper can opt to replace the cable system with an after-market solution. Right now, a cable design with a work depth of 4km weighs the same as its predecessor with 3km of rolled-out weight. The winch system doesn’t need to be replaced with this solution. Installing a new ‘drop-in’ cable will do the trick.
A new generation of ROV cables
New cable solutions are therefore a compelling way of saving on costs and improving the performance of work-class ROVs. Not only for ROV operators but also for ROV manufacturers. So replacing existing ROV cables on time with after-market cables that have been specially developed and tested for new and existing sub-sea challenges is an interesting option for operators. They last longer and deliver maximum performances in all conditions.