Atlantas Marine has recently completed a week long project at an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, undertaking an array of underwater inspection and de-fouling tasks. Pertinent to this project was the ability to clean marine growth from the seal glands and sacrificial anodes without causing any damage to the structure.
The Cavidyne CaviBlaster excelled at this task. The system is based on the principles of cavitation, when collapsing bubbles generated by a proprietary system create a vacuum that quickly and safely removes fouling materials. Essentially this means that all types of marine growth from seaweed to well attached barnacles can be easily removed, without damaging the surfaces to which they are attached. The systems are safe, compact and extremely efficient.
The ROV that was used to carry out the work was an Ocean Modules V8 M500. With central buoyancy and a 360 degree control system, the V8 M500 provides the ROV pilot with exceptional subsea maneuverability, making it the perfect vehicle from which to operate the CaviBlaster.