Global Marine Acquires Q1000 Jet Trencher


Global Marine Systems Limited has extended its subsea capability with the acquisition of a jet trenching ROV.

The new submersible compliments the existing burial equipment portfolio and is designed for pre and post-lay trenching as well as simultaneous lay and burial in the offshore subsea cable sectors, the company explained.

The new Q1000 Jet Trencher, with 1000hp of total installed and variable jetting power, is suitable for trenching pipelines, umbilicals and cables to a burial depth of 3m at a speed of up to 400m per hour.

Operationally rated to a depth of 1000m, the Q1000 is easily configured for use with either tracks or skids to suit the application and can be deployed for trenching operations on all seabed conditions, from fine sand to firm clay.  The jet trencher is able to handle product up to 500mm in diameter, increasing the scope of work that Global Marine is able to undertake, the company said in a press release.

“As a company we constantly seek to find ways to enhance our services, and to provide engineered solutions that meet customers’ demands and deliver these with versatility, innovation and accuracy,” commented Bruce Neilson-Watts, Director Strategy & Operations. “It is an approach that has allowed Global Marine to successfully operate in multiple business sectors, even in the present economic climate. The acquisition of the Q1000, is a good example of our continued commitment to providing exceptional subsea engineering services globally.”


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