Pelagian’s engineering experts provide a fully risk managed service at all stages of the project, from initial design through to construction, providing key experts both offshore and in the project office. This includes front-end engineering design (FEED); supervision of cable manufacturing and installation, cable testing and jointing; operation of subsea systems, right through to system training for the customer.
Marine Consultancy and Project Management
Pelagian provides a complete marine consultancy and project management service for all aspects of the submarine cables industry. Our consultants have extensive experience in telecoms, offshore renewable energy and power and oil and gas.
Pelagian provides experienced and competent personnel combined with a high awareness of health and safety and quality assurance and financial accountability to achieve a successful project outcome.
Pelagian is an ISO9001 accredited company and a key contributor to various industry bodies such as Subsea Cables UK and the International Cable Protection Committee providing our expertise for the benefit of the subsea cable industry.
Management of Unexploded Ordnance
Pelagian’s team of unexploded ordnance (UXO) consultants are world leading experts in the risk assessment and hazard management of UXO and explosive remnants of war (ERW). Our consultants have the relevant military expertise, many having served in active UXO detection and clearance campaigns.
Pelagian’s methodology for assessing UXO risk is based on a process of desk based and in-field risk assessment. All UXO risk assessment work is benchmarked against the appropriate industry standards and includes risk mitigation and cost reduction strategies.
Pelagian’s consultants provide an independent service with no affiliation with any UXO clearance contractors ensuring that the risk assessment and advice given is honest and unbiased
Pelagian provided a detailed GAP Analysis, cable route engineering and cable burial risk assessment consultancy services to the Rampion Offshore Windfarm.
Project work included the design and layout of the export and array cables and geospatial data management and expert recommendations for suitable cable burial equipment and techniques to inform the tendering process prior to cable installation.
The route engineering encountered challenging seabed conditions requiring the careful planning of the wind farm array cables in 20-40m of water around planned jack up locations and avoiding underlying paleochannel areas.
Pelagian provided expert consultancy services and personnel to the Hibernia Express project, the first trans-Atlantic telecom cable to be installed for over 10 years on a unique low latency route laid in very challenging seabed conditions.
Pelagian’s consultancy services included the management of survey and installation programs, permitting research and stakeholder management including the preparation of Notice to Mariners and information for the public.
During the 2 year project, Pelagian provided key personnel for the survey and installation campaigns and contributed to the success of the Hibernia Express project, which was awarded “Project of the Year – Subsea” and “Best Subsea Innovation” at the Global Carrier Awards in 2015.
Pelagian were contracted to provide detailed route engineering and cable burial risk assessment advice for the Gwynt Y Mor offshore wind farm project. This involved working with both the developer and cable installation companies to provide expert analysis of the seabed hazards for cable routes and wind turbine generator (WTG) foundations.
Project work included the collation of 10 years of geophysical survey data into a unified geospatial dataset, which was used to inform the export and array cable route planning and also construction phase works.
Pelagian’s knowledge of the project and expertise in handling this geospatial data greatly assisted in the planning of WTG construction and cable lay operations, while forming the basis for the developer’s own geographical information database and marine management systems.