CWind launches new cable care service with dedicated cable repair barge
CWind, a leading provider of power cable and asset management services to the offshore renewables and utilities market and part of the Global Marine Group, has announced the launch of Complete Cable Care, an enhanced package of services for power cable owners. GMG concurrently announced the addition of the ASV Pioneer to its fleet of reliable cable ships.
The new enhanced service package will 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, a multi-purpose barge that is equipped to provide timely cable repair solutions for clients off the UK coast, will enable Complete Cable Care 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, allowing rapid deployment as needed.
Mike Daniel, representing Global Marine Group, and responsible for delivering the project, said, “The launch of Complete Cable Care represents a dynamic and innovative solution in the field of cable repair, which will deliver immediate financial and operational benefits to our customers. It further underlines CWind’s commitment to partnering with our customers to help them to solve their most important challenges and to adapt to meet the needs of the market.”
Mr Daniel continued, “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.”