Texo CFS to fabricate subsea boulder and debris rake system

RAKE 2 e1538651502143The ROGE RAKE is designed for site clearance of subsea boulders and debris removal. (Image source: Atlantic Marine)Texo CFS, a vessel mobilisation company, has announced that it has been awarded the contract to fabricate and build a series of innovative new subsea seabed clearance systems to replace existing plough designs

The ROGE RAKE is a seabed rake system, designed by Atlantic Marine and Ardmore Craig working in partnership with ROGE Systems Ltd.

The system is designed for site clearance of subsea boulders and debris removal. The route clearance system is used for pre-trenching and seabed levelling in advance of cable laying and leg deployments.

Texo CFS was awarded the contract following a competitive tendering process; being selected specifically for their successful track record in fabricating complex and innovative subsea components.

Paul Crowther, managing director of Atlantic Marine and Aviation LLP, said, “The ROGE RAKE is a game-changer for subsea site clearance and seabed levelling. The operational benefits of the rake are many over the existing ploughs; most especially the reduction in fuel burn, as much as 50 per cent. Moreover, the reduced environmental seabed damage is paramount. The majority of the seabed and seabed creatures such as crustaceans and their environments can pass through the teeth and under the blades.”

Crowther added, “Texo CFS has an excellent reputation in the sector. Their strong fabrication, quality assurance and project management capabilities were the key factors in awarding this contract.”

Andrew Robson, managing director of Texo CFS, commented, “We are delighted to have won this prestigious contract. It is another example of world-leading marine projects being fabricated in the North East. We are looking forward to delivering the first of a series of ROGE RAKE systems to Atlantic over the next year.”

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