Sparrows Group and INNOVO have deployed INNOVO’s new electric drive 700 Te multi-reel drive system for the first time. Sparrows was hired by a global energy services provider to deliver the system and personnel for an umbilical laying operation off the coast of Trinidad.
The 700 Te reel drive system is the largest capacity in the rental market and the electric drive provides better control for offshore operations, in this instance allowing the umbilical to be laid directly from the system therefore reducing the deck space required.
The work saw the collaborative team commission and test the 700 Te reel drive system at Sparrows’ facility in Aberdeen before the modular unit was shipped to Trinidad.
Mike Morrison, head of cable and pipe lay solutions at Sparrows Group, said: “The power and efficiency of the reel drive system, combined with its small footprint, made it the ideal solution for our client to successfully lay multiple products from a smaller vessel deck.”