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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Events

DEI Seminar Series: Remotely operated ground engaging vehicles for subsea renewable power infrastructure

30th May 2019, 13:00 to 14:00, E101, Engineering, Ralph Manchester, Royal IHC

Royal IHC have recently produced a new range of remotely operated vehicles (up to 60 tonnes air weight and 1.2MW of installed power) with improved productivity, performance and features specifically designed for the offshore renewable power market. The innovations cover the full range of seabed conditions and extend the usability of both ploughs and tracked trenching systems. The challengers and background to the developments, patented solutions and production equipment will be presented.

Ralph Manchester:

Joined NEI Parsons in 1988 designing steam turbines as part of a sponsored degree; graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle upon Tyne University in 1992.

Following working at Soil Machine Dynamics from 1996 where he developed novel cable lay, subsea vehicles and renewable energy systems he moved to Royal IHC in 2007 where he is now principally involved in remotely operated machines protecting renewable power subsea cables.

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