Category Archives: Repair


Basslink Repair Relies on Calm Sea and Good Weather

April 18, 2016

Basslink operator has informed that repair work on the cable continues to progress well, and that the interconnector remains on track to return to service in June as previously advised. Basslink’s cable repair vessel recently underwent planned modification works in Geelong which is necessary for it to carry out the next phase of the repair… Continue Reading »


Hydrex Dives Twice in Mexico

April 5, 2016

Last month Hydrex performed underwater thruster operations on two vessels simultaneously in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Repairs were carried out on both azimuth thrusters of an FPSO, while the blade and shaft seals of the stern thruster of a 180-meter heavy load carrier were replaced. The stern thruster tunnel of the heavy load carrier was sealed off with… Continue Reading »


Orion Marine Inks $11 Mln Cofferdam Deal

March 24, 2016

Orion Marine, a specialty construction company, has secured a contract of approximately $11 million. According to the company, its Heavy Civil Marine Construction segment was recently awarded a contract by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to construct a cofferdam around the perimeter of the USS North Carolina Battleship, to help facilitate the future… Continue Reading »


PPC-1 Cable Repair Almost Complete

March 11, 2016

TPG, an operator of PIPE Pacific Cable 1 (PPC-1) system stretching from Sydney to Guam, informed that the cable vessel started the repair work on the faulty cable. Since the vessel, which usually conducts the repairs in the region, Ile De Re, is working on therepair of the Basslink cable, the company contracted another vessel to do the… Continue Reading »


Hydrex Patches up Tanker in Spain

March 2, 2016

Hydrex has performed a permanent insert repair on a 175-meter tanker after it suffered cavitation damage to the inside shell plating of one of its ballast water tanks. The Hydrex team sailed with a workboat and all necessary equipment to the ship which lay at anchorage in Algeciras. The divers started the operation by installing… Continue Reading »


Subsea Global Solutions Adds Sea Sub Systems

February 26, 2016

Subsea Global Solutions (SGS), the underwater repair, maintenance and marine solutions provider, has acquired the assets and personnel of Sea Sub Systems, an underwater vessel repair services company based in Tampa, Fla. The Tampa office, including all staff and equipment, will be rebranded Subsea Global Solutions and will provide the company with an expanded presence… Continue Reading »


Alcatel’s Lodbrog Vessel to Repair PPC-1 Subsea Cable?

February 24, 2016

Alcatel Submarine Networks’ cable ship Lodbrog has reportedly been contracted to repair PPC-1 submarine cable which experienced an outage earlier this month. According to media reports, the Lodbrog will replace another ship which usually conducts repairs on the cables in the region, but it is currently working on the repair of Basslink cable system. The operator… Continue Reading »


Harkand Wraps Up Trinidad and Tobago Campaign for BPTT

February 12, 2016

Harkand has completed an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) campaign for BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) utilising the ‘Harkand Da Vinci’ diving support vessel (DSV) and the company’s new hyperbaric rescue facility (HRF) in the Caribbean. The IRM scope included deadleg inspection of BPTT offshore assets, pipeline intervention, caisson repair works, platform and pipeline clamps… Continue Reading »


PPC-1 Subsea Cable Out of Service

February 10, 2016

TPG, an Australian telecommunications provider, has informed its customers about the Sydney-Guam submarine cable outage. According to the company’s update, submarine line card of the PIPE Pacific Cable 1 (PPC-1) cable system has lost its payload. The company discovered the fiber fault approximately 4,590 kilometers from Guam. The nature for the fiber fault has resulted in… Continue Reading »


Basslink Subsea Cable Fix to Take Longer than Expected

January 16, 2016

Basslink, a subsea cable connecting George Town in Tasmania and Loy Yang in Victoria, will experience additional 30-day outage, Tasmanian Government said Thursday. The fault in subsea cable was discovered on December 20, 2015, and the owner, Basslink, informed that the possible fault was approximately 100km off the Tasmanian coastline in Bass Strait. Parallel with… Continue Reading »

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