Reef succeeds with offshore test of new deepwater trenching ROV

Offshore staff

BERGEN, Norway – Reef Subsea Power and Umbilical Ltd. has completed the offshore trials of its Q1000 trenching ROV. The tests involved both the trencher and its launch and recovery system.

The Q1000 is a free-flying ROV jet trencher that can work in water depths to 2,000 m (6,560 ft). It has 1,000 hp and can bury rigid and flexible pipe, umbilicals, cables, and power lines to 3 m (10 ft) trench depth.

“We are delighted that the Q1000 trencher performed so well during its offshore trials,” said Daryl Lynch, managing director, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical. “Reef Subsea believes it is vital to invest in real world trials to ensure the machine is operating to specification before it begins work for our clients.”


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