October 11, 2018
Blog Summary: 80% of unexpected challenges and delays in marine projects is cable failure. Cable failure creates risks for losing expensive subsea equipment. Full-strength underwater cable terminations prevent cable failure during deployment and retrieval of subsea equipment. Unlike other helical terminations, PMI’s grips are built to hold your subsea cable to the full-rated breaking… Read More
May 2, 2018
The Oceanology International conference covers such a wide range of industries, all with the common mission of measuring, developing, protecting, or operating in the world’s oceans, providing lots of room for potential collaborations and idea sharing among market leaders. Being a conference with numerous offshore/subsea market leaders in attendance, it provides an opportunity for attendees… Read More
April 3, 2018
PMI certainly enjoyed the always educational environment at Subsea Expo 2018 in Aberdeen! It was a pleasure to meet with so many energetic and skilled specialists working within the industry. The innovative solutions our industry develops continue to amaze and inspire us within the promising direction of the offshore energy market. From the Awards Dinner,… Read More
February 22, 2018
Ice hasn’t necessarily put a chill on the development of offshore wind in the Great Lakes of North America, but it does pose a significant challenge — both in the design of offshore wind turbines and the maintenance of subsea power transmission cables. Winter is a wildcard for the Great Lakes because the offshore wind… Read More
January 5, 2018
The corrosive effects of saltwater on subsea cables and accessories are well known. Freshwater doesn’t have quite the same impact, but it still raises a range of issues for offshore wind developers. The saltwater vs. freshwater comparisons are becoming more relevant as offshore windfarm projects along the Great Lakes of North America — the largest… Read More
March 15, 2017
Synthetic cable is stronger than steel on a strength-to-weight basis, which makes it an attractive option in marine environments. The key challenge of synthetic cable is what you do about the attachment points, or terminations. Terminations can cut the tensile strength of synthetic cable by more than 50 percent, potentially defeating the purpose of going… Read More
April 7, 2016
A trade association representing the subsea cable industry in the United Kingdom widened its focus in March 2016 to cover all of Europe. The new European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA) takes the place of Subsea Cables UK. The trade group provides a forum for people who own, manage or service subsea telecommunication and power cables… Read More
March 24, 2016
PMI Industries Inc.
The offshore wind industry has fresh guidance on using reliable standards to determine the best depth for burying offshore wind farm cables. In February 2016, the Offshore Wind Accelerator based in the U.K. published advice to offshore wind farm operators to help them ensure they are burying their power cables at a safe depth. This… Read More
March 4, 2016
PMI Industries Inc.
Whether they are lifting oil from deep below the seabed or experimenting with data centers on the ocean floor, anybody getting work done below sea level lives in perpetual fear of subsea equipment failures. This is especially true as oil-development machinery equipment installed decades ago reaches the end of its projected operating life. What do… Read More
March 2, 2016
PMI Industries Inc.
The island nation of Iceland has more renewable energy than it needs. Great Britain wants to use more power from renewable sources. A 1,000-kilometer submarine power cable could conceivably help Iceland export its surplus renewable power and help Great Britain meet its renewables goals. All this is possible because of the advantages of high-voltage direct… Read More