ICPC data shows that, for subsea cabled systems, the majority of loss of service incidents and incidents requiring ship repair occur as a result of external aggression or seabed conditions. Cable route selection and engineering for subsea cable systems is crucial to minimise lifetime costs and to maximise system availability.
Cable route engineering is traditionally undertaken by the system supplier, with limited oversight by the owner. The supplier has a vested interest in choosing the route that will minimise installation costs and cable length, but the supplier may not necessarily understand or give proper weight to the owner’s operational requirements.
Mallin can provides independent management and oversight throughout the cable route engineering process, working in tandem with the system suppliers. Owners can ensure that their issues, such as maintenance, availability, fishing hazards, expandability and all of the myriad permitting and environmental requirements are given proper weight during the route engineering process.
Mallin can also provide experienced shipboard representatives, to ensure that the route engineering translates into the shipboard cable lay documentation and processes.