MTR100: Caley Ocean Systems

Posted by Irina Tabakina

249 Govan Road, Glasgow,
Scotland, UK G51 1HJ
T: +44 (0)1355 246626
E: [email protected]
CEO President: David Cooper
No. of Employees: 50

Caley has delivered to leading projects such as WHOI’s new Alvin submersible LARS based on an upgraded Caley A-frame first built more than 30 years ago; A-frame and winches for Geological Survey of India’s new research vessel; and deepwater handling systems for loads in excess of 950t at depths of 1,300m.

The Company
Caley Ocean Systems has a strong international reputation with an experienced engineering team and dedicated manufacturing facilities. Caley Ocean Systems’ services includes marine and offshore handling systems development, design consultancy, professional project management and engineering services. In addition to systems design facilities including 3D modelling and Finite Element Analysis, Caley has a large manufacturing facility. Covering more than 25,000 sq. ft., the high bay, multi-function workshops include two 2 x 40 ton overhead cranes.

The Tech
Caley Ocean Systems is all about offshore handling systems including: A-frame and winch systems, rigid inflatable rescue boats and workboat davit systems, bespoke oil and gas deployment systems; ROV, AUV and dive bell handling systems, and cable laying carousels and spoolers. A-frame and winch systems range from submersible and submarine rescue vessels LARS including several systems in continuous service for over 30 years, through to oceanographic tool deployment to 10,000m, and deepwater lowering systems for subsea processing systems weighting in excess of 950t to 1,300m water depth.
Caley offers a range of dive handling solutions, fully certified by leading certifying authorities and compliant with IMCA guidelines. It also supplies bespoke handling systems for ROV and AUV for water depths over 4000m.

(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

Marine Technology Magazine, page 12,  Jul 2014

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