Rotech Subsea Bags Cable Trenching Gig in Middle East

Rotech Subsea has won a cable trenching scope of work in the Middle East region based on the capabilities of its new TRS1 low draft controlled flow excavation tool.

The tool – which was developed in late 2017 for a six month campaign – can operate in 1 meter depth of water and is the latest shallow water tool from the Aberdeen-based subsea innovator.

“The TRS1 low draft tool is based on our high pressure TRS1 excavator, and complements our high flow TRS2 shallow water tool which operates in waters down to depths of 2 meters,” said Rotech’s director of Subsea, Steve Cochrane. “But the TRS1 LD operates in ultra-shallow water down to just 1 meter, which we believe makes it the most effective tool on the market for shallow water cable trenching.

“But there is no sacrifice of power,” adds Cochrane. “Our R&D team have ensured that the TRS1-LD is the most powerful comparable tool in the market which, paired with its shallow water capabilities, makes it ideal for the Middle East – where we are working with an undisclosed client – with its shallow waters and hard seabed conditions.”

As well as the Middle East, the new TRS1-LD is also set to be deployed on a cable trenching scope in the UK. The project is the latest in a series of contract wins for the company.

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