Earlier this year, GeoSea has awarded subsea technology company Seatools the contract for the design and delivery of an anode cage installation tool. The tool will be used for an automated anode cage installation operations, part of the construction of the Hohe See offshore wind farm (OWF).
The anode cage installation aid, designed in close collaboration with GeoSea, will be deployed to accurately position, direct, and fasten anode cages. Exclusive about the tool and related operational procedures is that they are highly automated and do not require divers or ROVs. High levels of automation and an innovative installation procedure allow GeoSea to achieve high installation accuracy. In addition to system reliability, efficiency is a key performance criterion for GeoSea during the installation of 71 anode cages for Hohe See OWF.
The anode cage installation tool is equipped with a survey system that monitors every step of the installation process. To guarantee uninterrupted operations regardless of circumstances, the tool is executed with a high level of redundancy and solid backup strategies. Because Seatools has all required engineering disciplines in house, the company is able to meet GeoSea’s stringent requirements and delivers a full-fledged solution.
Jan Frumau, Managing Director at Seatools, is very pleased with the contract: “We are very proud to have secured this contract for the anode cage installation tool for a prominent EPCI contractor in Offshore Wind like GeoSea. The contract is an important demonstration of GeoSea’s trust in our ability to deliver mission-critical installation equipment based on an extensive subsea technology toolbox, capacity to innovate, and flexibility. I am confident that GeoSea will reap the benefits of a solution that facilitates controlled, reliable, and efficient anode cage installation operations.”