Aquatic has introduced its AQCS-01-1500 carousel, a powerful new tool that can be mobilised onto most vessels of opportunity.
Subsea installation is moving into deeper water, with many projects being in the 2000–3000-m depth range. Installation at these depths requires specialist equipment to accommodate the increasing length and weight of products being installed. In response to this challenge, Aquatic has introduced its AQCS-01-1500 carousel, a powerful new tool that can be mobilised onto most vessels of opportunity.
The new carousel is designed to offer flexibility. A 12m-reel diameter and variable hub diameter mean that it can handle multiple products and meet the full range of customers’ needs.
The AQCS-01-1500 can handle product loads of up to 1500 te, operates at a maximum speed of approximately 1 km per hour and uses a built-in tensioner with a maximum line pull of 5 te to maintain product tension. The tensioner is mounted on a level-wind tower, which ensures proper spooling on and off the carousel.
Unlike other options on the market, the AQCS-01-1500 is genuinely modular and can be broken down to components that fit in standard, 12-m shipping containers and are easily reconstructed without welding. Now that the carousel has passed the site acceptance test at the Loyang base in Singapore, it has mobilised to its first project, an offshore project lay in Indonesia.