VBMS develops resin-free hang-off

Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 - 15:45
VBMS introduces a sustainable solution for fixing and sealing subsea cables in offshore structures (photo: VBMS)
VBMS introduces a sustainable solution for fixing and sealing subsea cables in offshore structures (photo: VBMS)

VBMS introduces a sustainable solution for fixing and sealing subsea cables in offshore structures by offering a hang-off that features fast (dis)assembly without the use of toxic resins.

Until now, hang-offs were assembled using – often toxic – resin, which can be harmful to both human health and the environment. With its resin-free hang-off, VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., offers a safe, rapid and reusable solution when, for example, demounting a cable from a monopile or jacket for replacement. The resin-free hang-off is a joint development of VBMS and Kintech Energy Ltd.

Arno van Poppel, Managing Director of VBMS says, “As a total solution provider in the renewables sector, we continuously think of ways to improve safety and efficiency and to reduce the operational risk for our clients. For this latest innovation we have cooperated with our partner Kintech Energy Ltd., a start-up enterprise from the UK. We believe it is important to invest in new market entrants and stimulate innovation within the supply chain.”

Horns Rev 3

Energy company Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S has shown interest and is currently exploring the options for using the resin-free hang-off for the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm next year. “Vattenfall is a true supporter of innovations that increase overall environment protection, safety and reduce risk. We are convinced that together with the supply chain we can set a higher standard in our industry”, says Horns Rev 3 Project Director Jens Hansen from Vattenfall.

VBSM / Buddensiek

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