Subsea electricity cables
Protecting our global power supply
In the world of Energy, billions of pounds worth of assets sit below the surface of the ocean.
AssetMonitor is a live, 24 hour, web-based monitoring of physical exclusion zones around subsea and surface assets. It monitors the behaviour of vessels in and around these zones and constantly feeds vessel positioning information back to a central control hub.
Every second of every day, the technology of AssetMonitor protects the Energy industry in the following ways:
AssetMonitor not only sets rules for vessels to abide by… we enforce them
Our Energy clients use AssetMonitor to enforce exclusion zones around their subsea cables. There can be any number of zones, of any size; initially, we'd advise 2 lines of defence - a 1000 metre wide outer perimeter for 'early warning', and a 500 metre wide inner perimeter for 'action required'.
We provide a 24/7, live, web based service which monitors vessel activity in and around these zones. We can raise an early alarm, warning of close proximity – or we can raise an intrusion alarm, informing of trespass into the exclusion zone and that the vessel is exhibiting potentially damaging behaviour. It depends on the asset, the vulnerability, the type of vessel and the depth at which the asset sits beneath the surface of the ocean… this is where our completely tailored approach comes in. We’ll learn your requirements and program specific rules to look after you.
AssetMonitor is completely flexible and can be tailored to the exact needs of each client.
Some clients will need subsea asset protection only, whereas some will have surface assets too. Some cables will be naturally protected by depth of water or by being buried beneath the seabed; in these cases only the landing zones will need to be protected.
Our worldwide network of AIS receivers, including ones far out at sea on oil rigs and wind turbines, work together with our web and Wi-Fi capacity to allow us to monitor any body of ocean, anywhere in the world.
Whether you’re an individual company or part of a consortium, we liaise with and align the needs of any number of clients in a single project. Our cover can also significantly reduce your insurance!
For a demonstration of AssetMonitor, for a consultation or just for a chat, contact us any time.