Diving Support for Underwater Cable Laying Works off Singapore Senoko Site Successfully Carried Out by Divetech Offshore
Singapore, February 18, 2020
Last November, Divetech Offshore was appointed by UMI Korea / DB Group Dubai to carry out cable laying operations for LS Cable & System Ltd and Singapore Power at Senoko Singapore. A total of 8 power cables and 6 auxiliary cables were to be laid and connected from a power plant in Singapore to Senibong, Malaysia.
Divetech Offshore mobilised one of her own diving vessel, Divetech II, which was identified to be a the most suitable means of working from due to her large deck space and minimal draft that allowed for surface preparation work to be carried out at ease and also the versatility of the vessel having to go close to the shore without running the risk of grounding.
Divetech II was equipped with full surface supplied diving systems and communication devices with backup and redundancy systems for the dive team to carry out works safely and efficiently without a fear of downtime that would slow project progress.
The dive team conducted multiple pre and post installation inspections of the power cables in compliance with Singapore local diving code of practice, SS511:2018. The team also assisted with the sinking and final placement of all 8 power cables and 6 auxiliary cables onto the seabed.
In a short span of 3 months, the laying project was completed safely, well within timelines and without hiccups. Divetech Offshore would like to thank LS Cable & System, UMI Korea and DB Group for this opportunity that showcases our capabilities and our commitment to seeing the project through from start to end and would also like to thank all other parties involved one way or another that have made this project a success!
Screen grab of main and auxiliary cables landed, midway through the project
Cable payout in progress
Divetech II, the work station
Divers at work
A return to surface after a diver’s inspection dive