Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) teamed with Ocean Tech Services (OTS) to provide Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) services in support of the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) instillation. The BIWF is the very first offshore wind farm in the United States. It is a 30 megawatt, five turbine wind farm and is scheduled to be online by the end of 2016.
Working from April to July of 2016, Phoenix operated an inspection class ROV and completed a wide range of underwater tasks associated wiht the installation of the power cables. Tasks included monitoring cable touchdown on the seafloor prior to burial, monitoring cable pull-in at each offshore wind turbine platform, monitoring the instillation of concrete protection mats at cable crossings, and monitoring the installation of cable protection ducting. Phoenix also integrated the Innovatum Smartrak system onto the ROV and used it to perform cable tracking and depth of burial measurement.
Phoenix specializes in providing underwater operations and engineering services in response to subsea challenges. A recognized industry leader in the field of undersea search and recovery, Phoenix provides quick response and turn-key services for the location and recovery of objects from any water depth down to 6,000 meters of seawater (20,000 ft of seawater). Phoenix is an employee-owned, ISO 9001-2008 Management System certified marine services contractor providing manned and unmanned underwater solutions, design engineering, and project management services worldwide. Expertise is available from seven regional offices in the areas of wet and dry hyperbaric welding, NDT, subsea engineering services, conventional and atmospheric diving, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and other robotic systems.