Pharos Offshore has recently completed the development and enhancement of a 2,500-meter rated SMD-built tracked (or free-flying) jet trencher, which has subsequently been named the UTV400.
The 400hp trenching ROV (TROV) set the benchmark for cable maintenance scopes when it was first introduced in to the offshore market. Pharos Offshore said it has now brought the system back in-line with current working practices by modernising the equipment and doubling the burial capabilities.
The system has the ability to debury, cut and recover a multitude of subsea products with enhanced efficiency. Offering a trench capability of 2m max depth, soil dependent, 100kPa max, the UTV400 tool packages, 1.0/ 1.5 and 2.0m, can be changed out at sea depending on project requirements and can work to a minimum jetting speed of 100m/h even in firm seabeds.
Integrated surface feed option for operations from 0 – 20m water depth. The system is capable of performing works from the shore end (5m WD) right through to 2,500m water depth.