Trenching services to support high-voltage submarine cable projects
Zurich, Switzerland, Feb.16, 2011 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed a cooperation agreement with Canyon Offshore for trenching services to support ABB’s subsea high-voltage cable installation projects.
“Subsea cables are increasingly being deployed for interconnections and offshore wind integration projects,” said Martin Gross, head of ABB’s Grid Systems business, within the Power Systems division. “This collaboration will further strengthen ABB’s project capability in this specialized and growing market.”
Established in 1996 and now part of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc, Canyon Offshore has established its credentials as one of the most innovative and reliable marine contractors in the world with specialized solutions for underwater and unmanned services in extreme environments. The company has an expanding fleet of purpose-built trenching vessels and access to a large fleet of dynamically positioned vessels capable of responding to extreme weather conditions.
ABB is one of the world’s leading high-voltage cable manufacturers, with extensive knowledge and experience across a range of applications including offshore wind farm connections, oil and gas platform power links and subsea interconnections.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people.