Seatools Secures Piling System Contract for Taiwanese Offshore Wind Farm

Subsea technology company Seatools has won a contract to design and deliver a piling template hydraulic and instrumentation system to be used on an offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

The order was placed by ”an undisclosed EPC player”, Seatools said. The system will be used for pile installation during the construction of the offshore wind farm.

Pile installation will take place in the second quarter of 2020. During this phase, the pre-piling template will position and guide the pin piles. Meanwhile, the integrated instrumentation package includes a range of survey equipment to monitor every step of the installation process in real time, Seatools said. The package also enables post-pile installation surveys and ensures that narrowly set installation tolerances are met.

The contract comprises the complete mechanical, electric, hydraulic, and software design of the pile template’s hydraulic and instrumentation system.

During the project, Seatools will continue expanding its subsea piling equipment toolbox. As an example of toolbox expansion serves a system that will perform absolute and relative post pile elevation measurements to deliver ”exceptionally accurate metrological data within extremely short time frames,” Seatools said.

Due to shock loads experienced during previous offshore piling operations, the system will also feature a system design that ensures equipment performance in the field.

Photo: Seatools/Illustration

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