OTS Performs Submarine Cable Installation Support on Block Island Wind Farm

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Ocean Tech Services (OTS) was contracted by Durocher Marine to provide our Sub-Atlantic Apache ROV for use on the DP cable laying barge Big Max during the Block Island Windfarm installation. OTS provided the ROV with low light cameras, sonar system, gripper tools and crew for 24h support.

During the windfarm installation the ROV was tasked to support cable pull-in at the J-tubes, concrete mattress installation, and cable protection system (CPS) installation. OTS also provided cable survey services providing depth of burial verification using our Innovatum Smartrak system mounted to the front of the ROV. A total of 45km of submarine cable was inspected and surveyed by the ROV with Smartrak system.