Ocean Engineering

PMI engineers solutions for companies around the globe. And today, while, offshore energy might be relatively new it still requires the kind of deep ocean engineering experience we offer. We are excited to be part of this growing industry and are currently creating custom solutions for cable management, installation, repair and mooring strategies for wind farm platforms.


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PMI Ocean Engineering Experts

Your job is to minimize the impact of equipment costs. Our job is to create high-end, custom engineered subsea cable hardware designed that reduces the cost of maintaining subsea cables over time.

 

Therefore if you need something a more specific to your operations, you should know we  custom-engineer parts to our client’s needs.

The results: increased efficiency and a significant return on investment.

What do you need?

  • A test lab to ensure survivability of your equipment, improve outcomes and reduce maintenance costs?
  • A custom engineered solution that decreases cable deployment time, reduce failures, and is more cost-effective?
  • Proven Cable Grips, Hangers, and Terminations for long service life, ease of installation, and reduced lead times?

Tell us your biggest concern and let’s work together to create a solution today.

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Potential Products and Devices in the Marine Energy Sector

PMI Ocean Market Opportunities

Companies are developing turbines and other devices to generate power from ocean tides and waves. These are big, expensive technologies that require substantial investments of time, energy and expertise. In addition, companies working on them hope to exploit first-mover advantage and export their technologies worldwide.

As a supplier of subsea cable management systems, we see some interesting possibilities as these technologies emerge:

  • Attachment points: One of the big challenges with marine energy is fixing devices to the ocean floor. Connections must be strong enough to hold energy devices in place and built to fend off the corrosion of saltwater. And they must be unobtrusive enough to have low impact on the undersea environment.
  • Underwater vehicles: In an age when self-driving cars are already on the roads of Silicon Valley, it’s easy to envision rising demand for small submarines that can be put to work monitoring, repairing and maintaining marine energy devices.
  • Pipe joints: One intriguing technology combines cold water from deep in the ocean and warm tropical water at the surface and creates electricity by exploiting the temperature differential. Called ocean thermal energy conversion, or OTEC, this technology requires pipes as long as several kilometers. Flexible pipe joints can help these pipes survive in ocean currents.

This list barely skims the surface of the possibilities in this sector. Want to know more?  Read the blog


So where is the marine energy sector is going?

Wave and tidal energy are getting the most attention right now. Costs for commercial development are still too high for this technology to become mainstream right away, but an encouraging collection of pilot projects in Canada, Europe and Australia — combined with the work of companies developing marine power devices — could lead to discoveries that can bring these costs down and encourage further development.

At PMI, we build accessories that make it easier to use cables in the ocean. Given that all marine energy devices have to transmit electricity over cables, we’re excited about the potential of marine energy.

But we also think that companies in a broad range of industries should be exploring these technologies and looking for ways to bring new products to market. If history is any guide, the people who invent the technologies that move marine energy into the mainstream stand to be forerunners of the industry.

Tell us about your project. What issues are you dealing with?