Offshore Marine Management have entered into a long-term collaboration with North Sea Systems Limited (NSS), the specialist developer of cable monitoring and subsea systems, to bring a cost saving innovative tool to the market.

CableFish® is an effective Touchdown Monitoring Tool for cable installation which can be utilized in all marine environments. It was engineered to overcome issues with damage and suspension during cable installation, as well as to reduce significant delays and expense, by providing continuous visual and position monitoring of the cable touchdown point at a fraction of the cost of an ROV.

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The announcement comes at an important time for the offshore renewables industry, which has been identified as a vital point of focus for Britain as its exit from the EU approaches. A major report by the Government Office for Science Foresight published this week has estimated that the value of the world’s oceans is set to double to £2.14tn by 2030, but that the UK will miss out if it continues to rely on traditional industries such as oil and gas. Instead, innovations in emerging sectors such as offshore renewable energy could pave the way to economic growth, echoing the message of BEIS’ Clean Growth Strategy launched at the end of last year.

The delivery of this tool is just one example of the work OMM is doing to lead the way in the offshore renewables industry and represents a further contribution to the organization’s ethos of innovation and diversification; offering cost effective, time saving, and quality solutions.

Managing Director of OMM, Rob Grimmond, commented, “OMM are proud to be able to draw on our expertise as an industry leader by welcoming another innovative technology to our remit, at what is a vital time for offshore renewables. In order to harness the potential for economic growth offered by the industry, it continually demands innovation to be competitive and safe in changing environments. Working with NSS to offer CableFish has the potential to help make this possible.”