Royal IHC has secured a contract to supply its client in the USA, Caldwell Marine International (CMI), with a new build ‘Amphibious Hi-Traq® Jetter’.
This state-of-the-art subsea tracked trenching vehicle is reportedly the first of its type to be owned and operated by a specialist US cable installation contractor, and will be a key tool in the arsenal of equipment that CMI employs.
The scope of this contract award includes the new Royal IHC Amphibious Hi-Traq® Jetter vehicle with eductor system, combined power & control cabin upgraded with latest SCADA system, power / control umbilical and a special purpose umbilical reeler.
With a view to offering its client the best continuing support and the fastest lead-time, Royal IHC Ltd will work in partnership with its international suppliers to provide fabrication, assembly, and final testing in Blyth, UK, along with ongoing servicing, training, and spares support.
Royal IHC states it is proud to be supplying Caldwell Marine International and it looks forward to long and productive business relations between the companies.
With the development of the Royal IHC ‘Amphibious Hi-Traq® Jetter’ vehicle, it furthers the already considerable track record of the provision of subsea tracked trenching solutions and demonstrate our commitment to the booming and globally significant subsea cable installation sector.
Brett Bailey, General Manager at CMI, said; “This state-of-the-art instrument significantly increases CMI’s cable burial capabilities and allows us to better approach complex submarine cable installations. The Surface Fed Amphibious Hi-Traq® Jetter will play an important role in the ongoing future successes of CMI within the US offshore wind sector.”
Lonneke Holierhoek, Director IHC Offshore Energy, said; “As a global leader in the design and manufacture of subsea trenching technologies, Royal IHC is excited to secure this notable contract award. While the ‘Amphibious Hi-Traq® Jetter’ is a new addition to our tracked trencher range, this innovative vehicle utilizes patented Royal IHC technologies extensively tested over many years in real world applications.”