Sustainable Marine launches remotely operated rock anchor installation system

Sept. 29, 2022
The anchor system is said to offer ‘next-gen’ alternative for floating wind market.

Offshore staff

EDINBURGH, Scotland – Blue economy solutions provider Sustainable Marine says that it will be unveiling its “next-gen” remotely operated rock anchor installation system at Wind Energy Hamburg 2022.

The company says that the system, dubbed AROV2, is the culmination of a decade of research, development and demonstration into direct embedment anchors drilled into the seabed.

The system is said to be capable of installing Swift Anchors’ full range of anchor solutions including large helical screw anchors in sand, shingle and clay; rock anchors into a range of rocks; and grouted piles for mixed seabed geologies. Typically, the rock anchors will provide an alternative to drag embedment and gravity anchors for floating wind structures in areas with rocky seabeds.

Additionally, Sustainable Marine says that AROV2 system can undertake seabed core geotechnical surveys; and adds that the technology can be scaled down for lower holding capacity anchor applications or increased in size for the global floating wind market.