System integration testing of the Rocksteady mooring connector- dockside in Perth
Subsea Riser Products Ltd (SRP) has completed the third and final installation using the SRP Rocksteady™ mooring connector for the Perth Wave Energy demonstration project, offshore Western Australia.
Summarising the original sourcing decision, David Kessel, Carnegie supply chain and IMS manager, said, “As part of the ground-breaking Perth Wave Energy Project, a competitive tender process was undertaken for the rapid connection system that joins the CETO pump to the seabed pile foundation. Carnegie Wave Energy selected Subsea Riser Products (SRP) and its Rocksteady connector technology based on cost, quality, reliability and delivery.”
Carnegie’s demonstration project is the first wave energy project to use a variant of the SRP Rocksteady subsea mooring connector. Kessel added, “The Rocksteady connector ensured a safe, quick connection and subsequent release of the CETO unit, which significantly reduced the installation time and the amount of diver intervention needed.