Remotely Operated Vehicles Go Underwater At Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 09, 2016 No Comments

From April to July of this year, Phoenix International Holdings Inc. and Ocean Tech Services provided underwater, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services in support of the Block Island Wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island.

Phoenix operated an inspection-class ROV and completed a wide range of underwater tasks associated with the installation of the power cables for the 30 MW, five-turbine project, America’s first offshore wind farm.

Tasks included monitoring the following: cable touchdown on the seafloor prior to burial, cable pull-in at each turbine platform, concrete protection mats at cable crossings and installation of cable-protection ducting. Phoenix also integrated the Innovatum Smartrak system onto the ROV and used it to perform cable tracking and depth of burial measurement.

Phoenix specializes in providing underwater operations and engineering services in response to subsea challenges.

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