With the network of pipelines and cables becoming more and more complex many pipelines have to cross over other operators' surface laid installations. There is often a legislative requirement to provide a minimum separation distance between pipelines and therefore any pipeline crossing needs to be lifted off the seabed as it passes over the existing pipeline or cable.
Cable protection is vital for the integrity of the cable and the global network of subsea cables and pipelines continues to expand.
The growth of Inter-Array Cables and Export Cables in renewable projects such as offshore wind farms, tidal power and wave power will increase the rate of expansion and therefore the need for cable crossing solutions.
Vulnerable to impact, over trawling and free span, Pipeshield has a suite of products to protect the cable from them all. We can provide from stock concrete mattresses to stabilise and protect the cables from impact. Our frond mats and fronded concrete mattresses (FCM’s) slow the on bottom velocities down and encourage self-burial of the cables. We can also supply mattresses with pre-fitted GEO-MAT geotextile mattresses or rubber pads to provide an additional non-abrasive layer of protection.
Our high-quality products will suit the majority of installations, though if your site requires specialist protection then we will work with you to design and manufacture concrete mattresses that are exactly what you need.
Our bespoke Concrete structures are designed to prevent these subsea impacts, and to keep your business running smoothly, giving you reliability and peace of mind.
Concrete Mattresses and structures can be fitted with commercial rubber or Neoprene pads. The rubber is used in circumstances where extra non-abrasive protection is required