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August 2012: Video links to YouTube added

Two 'YouTube' Videos have been added as website links. The first video shows mechanical land testing of cable protectors, including bend, tensile, point load and impact testing. The second video shows installation of cable protectors in 20 metres water depth on an array cable at a UK Offshore Windfarm.

September 2011: Quality Management System

Blue Ocean Projects has implemented a Quality Management System compliant to BS EN ISO9001:2008 for the 'design, development and supply of cable and pipe protectors and related products for underwater applications'

February 2011 - New Additions to Product Range

Blue Ocean Projects Ltd has extended its product range as a result of two recent orders.

The first is the largest diameter casting the company has supplied to date, designed for the protection and stabilisation of 315mm polyethylene pipes used in marine outfalls. With a bore of 330mm, a pitch of 333.5mm and a wall thickness of 10mm, these protectors have a weight of 23kg per casting, or 138kg/m in air, and a lock out bend radius of 8 metres.

The second is a heavy duty cable protector designed so that they can be retro-fitted by divers on telecom cables to provide cable protection in extreme (e.g. hurricane) conditions at rocky landfalls. These protectors are fastened using stainless steel straps and have a bore of 89mm, a pitch of 305mm and a weight of 11.5kg/casting or 75kg/m in air, and a lock out bend radius of 1.5metres.

August 2010

Blue Ocean Projects Ltd will be exhibiting our range of subsea cable protection products at the forthcoming RenewableUK Annual Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow, 2nd - 4th November 2010, stand 219, see www.renewable-uk.com for further information.

July 2010

Blue Ocean Projects Ltd has supplied over 7000 cable protection ductile iron castings and ancilliary cable clamps and fasteners to two UK subsea power cable projects in the tidal/wave and offshore wind renewable energy sectors.

The first supply was for 1360metres of product to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the Orkney Islands of Northern Scotland, where EMEC provide facilities for testing marine energy converters. The cable protectors were successfully installed from the cable installation vessel CS Sovereign onto the shallow water and landfall sections of two new cables at the tidal test site, and a third new cable at the wave test site.

The second supply was to Vattenfall's Thanet offshore wind farm, off the coast of Kent, UK, which is currently the largest operational offshore wind farm anywhere in the world. The cable protectors were also successfully installed from a cable installation vessel, in this case the MV Sia, in approximately 20m water depth.