New Product Innovation - Vessel Enabler
5 April 2018
MAATS recently received a patent for their latest new product innovation - A Vessel Enabler.
This modular chute design enables high tension horizontal cable lay in deep water, eliminating the need for a vertical lay tower or vertical lay system. It can be easily mobilised onto any vessel stern shape, including vessels of opportunity. This product is specifically aimed at deep water cable lay projects, and MAATS are currently engaged with a customer to design a 100te version. The key enabler of this innovative product is that no points loads are introduced to the cable throughout the transition to the vertical. It is anticipated the first unit will be in manufacture by end 2018.