August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Caley Ocean Systems

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In 2016, Caley has raised the bar for dive bell handling systems, with development of 18-man and 24-man DNV classed, twin bell, saturation dive systems; and a 3m wide portable saturation dive bell handling system - one of the most ultra-compact, fully road transportable, bell handling systems ever made.

Based in Scotland and established in 1968, Caley Ocean Systems – a business within the Seanamic Group – produces offshore handling systems for the oil and gas industry; oceanographic, marine science and naval emergency vessels; and offshore power and telecom cabling. The company’s services include 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. 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 systems design facilities including 3D modeling (Autodesk Inventor & Solidworks) and Finite Element Analysis (ANSYS Professional), Caley has a large manufacturing facility. Covering more than 2,323 sq. m., the high bay, multifunction workshops include two 2 x 40 metric ton overhead cranes. Caley offers a range of dive handling solutions, and also supplies bespoke handling systems for ROV and AUV for water depths over 4,000m. The Caley Davit is recommended around the world as the premier solution for safe deployment of rescue and workboats.
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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