MDL and Delmar Launch New Solution for Wire Rope Inspection

Maritime Developments (MDL) has completed the first LiveWire system – a solution for wire rope inspection services and change-outs.

Developed in a joint partnership between MDL and global mooring and subsea specialist Delmar Systems, LiveWire is designed to cut costs associated with large wire rope maintenance and operations, particularly by minimising disruption to rig or vessel schedules.

The LiveWire spread, which includes a multi-reel handling system, back tension and inspection units and a compensator unit, has been commissioned and FATd (Factory Acceptance Tested) in MDL’s manufacturing and testing facility in Peterhead, Scotland.

The system is fully automated using remote controls developed in-house by MDL, and is entirely powered by an independent generator, preventing the need for connection to any vessel or quayside services.

Using LiveWire, Delmar Systems and MDL can carry out wire rope inspection services from a quayside to support construction vessels, or the system can be mobilised onto any PSV to support offshore rigs. The compact spread allows for a spare wire rope to be carried on-board the PSV when conducting offshore rig crane wire change-outs.

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