Seatools Automates Anode Cage Installation at Hohe See
GeoSea has awarded Dutch company Seatools with a contract for the design and delivery of a tool to be used for an automated installation of 71 anode cages at the Hohe See offshore wind farm site in Germany. The anode cage installation aid, designed in close collaboration with GeoSea, will be deployed to accurately position, direct, and fasten anode cages.
The tool and related operational procedures are highly automated and do not require divers or ROVs, Seatools pointed out, adding that high level of automation and an innovative installation procedure allow GeoSea to achieve high installation accuracy.
The anode cage installation tool is equipped with a survey system that monitors every step of the installation process. To guarantee uninterrupted operations regardless of circumstances, the tool is executed with a high level of redundancy and solid backup strategies.
Jan Frumau, Managing Director at Seatools, said: “The contract is an important demonstration of GeoSea ‘s trust in our ability to deliver mission-critical installation equipment based on an extensive subsea technology toolbox, capacity to innovate, and flexibility. I am confident that GeoSea will reap the benefits of a solution that facilitates controlled, reliable, and efficient anode cage installation operations.”
In March, Seatools delivered piling instrumentation and control system for the Pile Installation Frame (PIF) to Seaway Heavy Lifting, which is currently installing jacket foundation piles at the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK.
(source: OffshoreWIND.biz, Image source: Seatools)