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IHC Subsea Excavation & Trenching Technologies


Chris Jones
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If it is innovative technology, IHC Merwede builds it!

Facts IHC Merwede:


Financial turnover in 2010: EUR 1,1 billion
Staff in 2010: 3016
5 Shipyards in The Netherlands, Global Partnerships
In-house research centres, MTI and OTI (60 employees)
3-4% of turnover for R&D (300-350 employees)
World wide services and manufacturing locations

Dredging

Custom-built trailing suction hopper dredger: VOX MAXIMA

Self-propelled cutter suction dredger DArtagnan

Standard cutter suction dredger: IHC BEAVER 50

Special vessel: split hopper barge

Mining

Wet mining
Dry mining
Onshore mining

High value
mining
(HM, Tin,
Gold,
Diamonds)

Bulk,
overburden,
tailings
(Salt,
Peat,
Sand and
Gravel)

Dry to wet
(Iron ore,
coal)

Near shore mining

High Value
(Tin, Gold,
Diamonds,
HM)

Bulk
(Phosphate,
Sand and
Gravel)

Deep sea mining


Deep sea
(SMS, Crust,
Nodules,
mineral muds,
methane
hydrates,
phosphate)

We will lead and develop the wet mining market with sustainable solutions, focused on
safety, community and environment, providing reliability through the life cycle

Offshore & Marine

MPOV HOS

Well intervention vessel

Pipelay vessel

Diving support vessel

Mono hull heavy lift vessel

IRON HORSE

WELL ENHANCER

SEVEN SEAS

SEVEN ATLANTIC

OLEG STRASHNOV

Pipe laying vessel Sapura Crest. In house engineered and build. IHC Merwede total concept.

IHC Subsea Excavation & Trenching Technologies


Markets / Activities
 Seabed Preparation & Intervention
 Arctic Trenching
 Deep water (unconventional) dredging
 Subsea Decommissioning
 Salvage

Products
 Seabed preparation & intervention
equipment
 Arctic trenching equipment
 Deepwater dredging equipment
 Subsea decommissioning equipment
 Salvage excavation & recovery
equipment

Offshore

Subsea
Excavation
Technologies

Dredging

MAS
OTI
Knowledge Centers

Mining

IHC Subsea Excavation & Trenching Technologies


Typical Products

What exactly are we talking about? Typical subsea excavation jobs:


Seabed Preparation & Intervention

Decommissioning

> Cable, umbilical and pipeline free-span correction

> Drill cutting removal

> Cable, umbilical and pipeline de-burial

> Spudcan dredging

> Pre-sweeping (removal of sand waves)

> Subsea structure clearance

> Spudcan dredging (for example jack-up rig-move)

> Seabed leveling

> Glory hole excavation

> Suction anchor dredging

> Rockdump removal/relocation

> Removal of contaminated ballast sand

> Mud removal

> Removal of crude oil in storage cells

> Drill cutting removal / relocation

> Debris removal (scaffolding, tools, etc)

> Windturbine foundation and sub-sea


maintenance

> Deepening of pipelines

> Subsea structure clearance


> Seabed preparation
> Bolder/rock relocation
Trenching/Arctic Trenching

Salvage

> Cable, umbilical and pipeline burial

> Removal of deposited material for inspection

> Arctic trenching

> Oil removal


> Wreck clearance

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Typical Concepts IHC Subsea Excavation & Trenching Technologies

Open Pile Soil Removal


Tool

Seabed Leveller

Dredge Crawler

Subsea Decommissioning Crawler


Archimedes Driven
Platform

Cell Remediation Tool (contaminated sand)

Deepwater Dredge
Pump

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References: Subsea Trenching Equipment

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Pipe Line Plough

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Pipe Line Backfill Plough

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Sea Stallion Cable Ploughs

Sea Stallion 433


Trench Depth
Max. Dia. Product Size
Operating Depth
Peak Tow Force
Weight
Nominal Footprint (3m)

3.3m
280mm
100m
180t
29t
W 5.2m x L 13.9m x H 5.1m

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I-Trencher

Main Features
Trench Dimensions
Product Range Capacity
Max. Operating Depth
Weight in Air

W 1m x D 2m
80 400mm
1,500m
85t

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IHC Subsea Excavation & Trenching Technologies

Mining Crawler
-references-

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Offshore Diamond Mining 200 m water depth

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R&D and
Product Development

Mining Support Vessel

Vertical Slurry
Transport System

Seafloor Mining Tool

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Control System (example i-Trencher)

Pipe tracker
2 x Seabats
Hydrophone
Gyro/Compass
10 x cameras
10 Lights

OA Sonar
Altimeter
2 x Responder
Depth sensor
8 x pan & Tilt
708 System I/O Points

Pilot, Co-Pilot and LARS SCADA Stations

Vehicle and LARS Control PLCs

11 surface control remote nodes

8 subsea control nodes

Surface to Subsea fibre optic data link

6 x 3.6kV supplies - 5 motor and 1 control

i-Trencher

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Launch & Recovery


A-frames from 8t to 500t
Pioneering floating turbine installation system
Fully assembled turbine installation
Marine renewables installation systems

Key Features
Wide angle movement through linkage
Cylinders attached to top of legs
Symmetrical cylinder placement
Reduced off-centred loads
Reduced crossbeam deflection & twist

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SWL: 8t
Sea State: 5
Customer: CTC
Marine Projects

SWL: 35t
Sea State: 5
SWL: 50t

Customer: Global
Marine Systems

Sea State: 7
Customer: Alcatel

SWL: 20t
Sea State: 5
Customer: Seaworks
SWL: 500t
Sea State: 2
Customer: Allseas
SWL: 32t
SWL: 90t
Sea State: 7
Sea State: 5
Customer: Rolls
Royce

Customer: Canyon Offshore Ltd

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HiTraq - Current Concept High Traction Vehicle (Patent pending)


15 Tonne Jetting Trenching Vehicle
30 Tonne Multi Tool Trenching Vehicle, Jetting Sword / Chain Cutter
50 Tonne Multi Tool Trenching Vehicle, Jetting Sword / Chain Cutter

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HiTraq Undercarriage Design - Capabilities


HiTraq 30 Trenching Vehicle capabilities to meet Key Requirements;
Minimum machine weight of 30t submerged
High tractive effort achieved through 4 individually driven undercarriage units
Articulated hydraulic suspension system
Capable of negotiating 400mm high boulders
Capable of climbing 20 deg slopes
Maintains a level platform during trenching and manoeuvring operations
2 sets of bogey arrangements per undercarriage unit for even ground pressure copes with sand ripples
Individual steering through each undercarriage unit gives;
Crab steering
Reduced turning circle whilst trenching
Wide track pads to reduce machine ground pressure

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HiTraq30

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Product Development: Arctic Trenching Equipment

IHC Deep Sea Mining Dredge Pumps

IHC Deep Sea Mining Dredge Pumps

IHC Deep Sea Mining Dredge Pumps

IHC Deep Sea Mining Dredge Pumps

IHC Deep Sea Mining Sub Sea Pump Station Skid Unit

Concept

IHC SETT Sub Sea Dredge Crawler

Multi-Tool pick up/carrier for maintenance;

Fully flexible Hi-Traq undercarriage

High powered pump configuration for mass flow and jet pump

Rated to 1000m water depth

Excavator front linkage arrangement

Linkage suitable to connect to other tools such as;

Hydraulic Drum Cutter

Hydraulic Hammer

Hydraulic Grabs

Standard and hydraulic buckets

Suitable for excavating rock dump spoil, trenched


backfill material for cable deburial

IHC SETT Sub Sea ETT PUMP

IHC SETT Sub Sea MASS FLOW PUMP

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