CWind Adds ASV Pioneer to Complete Cable Care Package
UK-based Global Marine Group (GMG) has added the multi-purpose barge ASV Pioneer to its fleet of cable ships which will form part of CWind’s new Complete Cable Care services package for power cable owners.
The Complete Cable Care is expected to ”significantly reduce the time needed to respond to and repair damaged power cables, which will significantly reduce the operational downtime and financial losses caused by such eventualities.” CWind will introduce a suite of additional supporting services later in 2018.
The capabilities of the ASV Pioneer for clients off the UK coast are expected to provide a new and improved end-to-end turnkey solution for cable repair needs. The ASV Pioneer can operate from the beach out to a depth of 50m. The vessel also benefits from a full spread of cable repair equipment, including a carousel for cable storage and ample deck space. The ASV Pioneer will remain on permanent standby at CWind’s offshore service hub in Blyth, UK.
Mike Daniel, representing Global Marine Group, and responsible for delivering the project, said: ”The average time it takes to repair a power cable is 100 days. With the ASV Pioneer on standby, and CWind’s ability to mobilise at speed, downtime and associated financial losses will be reduced dramatically.”