August 2015 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Caley Ocean Systems Ltd.

Posted by Irina Tabakina

In 2015, Caley successfully developed a compact, self-contained IWOCS Deployment System that is safer and more operationally efficient than a conventional IWOCS. The Caley bespoke, high redundancy cable tensioner system, developed for Prysmian Group, accommodates both cable and outsized bodies, allowing uninterrupted tensioning of the cable during installation.

The Company

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, and established in 1968, Caley Ocean Systems Ltd. has a strong international reputation as a center of excellence in offshore handling systems for the oil and gas industry; oceanographic, marine science and naval emergency vessels, and offshore cabling. Caley Ocean Systems is a business within the Seanamic Group, which also includes leading designed and manufacturer of dynamic thermoplastic subsea umbilicals and cable, Umbilicals International. Together they offer packaged surface to seabed solutions that combine in-depth engineering and manufacture with industry leading innovation and systems performance.
With an experienced engineering team and dedicated manufacturing facilities, Caley Ocean Systems’ services include innovative marine and offshore handling systems development, design consultancy, professional project management and engineering services.
Caley Ocean Systems provides full installation and commissioning of offshore handling systems, crew training programs and worldwide after sales support. The company has agents and representatives worldwide in South Korea, Australia, U.S., China, Japan, India, Germany and South Africa.

The Tech
Caley Ocean Systems is a technology leader in 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.
In addition to comprehensive systems design facilities including 3D modeling (Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks) and Finite Element Analysis (ANSYS Professional), Caley has a large manufacturing facility. Covering over 25,000 sq ft (2,323 m2), the high bay, multi-function workshops include two 2 x 40 metric ton overhead cranes. Offshore handling system design, build and logistics are in compliance with HSE/QA (ISO14001:2004 and OHAS 18001:2007).
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 4,000m, and fully certified by leading classification societies.
The award-wining Caley Davit is recommended around the world as the premier solution for safe deployment of rescue and workboats. With over 250 systems in operation, the Davit is guaranteed for Sea State 6.

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