‘Our hybrid Cable Protection System is now ready for new offshore industries’
VPI’s Cable Protection System, which has been engineered initially for the wind turbine industry, has been developed over the past years by our engineering team into an innovative and multifunctional offshore solution. The cast iron and polyurethane hybrid system is a tailor-made solution for the oil and gas industry. We are now using our latest experience from the wind turbine industry to help the electrification of other offshore industries.
With over 60 years of experience in the offshore business, Vos Prodect Innovations (VPI) can be seen as one of the pioneers in the field of cable protection and cable accessories for the telecom, oil and gas, and from this decade the wind turbine industry. Within the industry, VPI has gained a reputation of quality and has been trusted with over 150 projects, supplying VPI’s cable protection systems across the globe.
Over the past years, VPI has been established as market leader in the engineering and supply of cable hang off systems. We continuously invent ourselves based on market demand and new insights and trends from all offshore industries. Three generations of the cable protection system have already been established and are now ready for the next step: the electrification of oil and gas platforms.
The VPI Cable Protection System consists of two primary products – the VPI CIS (Cast Iron Shell) and VPI HPS (Hybrid Protection Shell). The VPI CIS is utilised for the cable in contact with the seabed and the VPI HPS is utilised for the free span areas leading into the offshore platform. The VPI CIS, also known as articulated pipes, is casted from cast iron half shells whereas the VPI HPS is formed using the cast iron half shells along with an outer polyurethane shell, to provide extra corrosion protection around the free span areas.
The renewed hybrid system reduces installation time by 50% and ensures every cable unharmed and intact on the bottom of the ocean. The conjunction of the polyurethane surface and the cast iron insert provide all the protection when your cable lies on the bottom of the sea. All of our products continuously undergo vigorous quality and conformity checks, and testing is performed extensively. VPI offers preliminary installation support as well as opportunities to attend ‘training days’, to experience first-hand the ease of assembly and installation for our product range.
“Out of experience, I know that you need systems that are easy to install, which saves precious offshore time, or universal systems as we now came up with a self-locking system, so no bolts are needed.”
Marc Derks, Chief Executive Officer Vos Prodect Innovations (VPI)
PROTECTION AND STABILISATION SUBSEA CABLES
VPI offers a complete system, which includes the Cable Protection System (CPS) and the Hang Off-System (HOS), as a universal package, that has been tested and installed at numerous projects in the Middle East. As the CPS serve to protect and stabilize subsea power cable, the HOS secures the electricity cable during the installation on an offshore platform and securely locks the cable after final installation. Both systems have been tested extensively, and it is a proven solution for offshore projects. Since this is a “one size fits all” system, we can deliver this within 6 weeks. The VPI CPS also provides bend restriction and impact protection.
Vos Prodect Innovations, your preferred partner in the electrification of the oil and gas industry. We contribute to a greener world by investing in a sustainable future. All our systems are certified with the appropriate chemical and mechanical properties which are fully traceable.