Deepwater is pleased to announce a new phase in the development of the CP Mat. With significant alterations, we are retiring the "CP Mat" branding and christening the new product range the RetroMat™. The new mat will still be relevant for all previous CP Mat applications, while providing many unique development opportunities in the future.
The Retro Mat can now be assembled on site:
The plastic Sea-Mat shells have revolutionized the deployment of offshore concrete mattresses. Rather than shipping a pre-poured concrete mattress, we can now ship a complete mat's worth of sea-struct shells to the site. These shells conveniently clip together and allow local crews to pour the concrete on-site. A basic set of instructions will assist the assembly crew to incorporate the integral anode system and pour the concrete to complete the fabrication.
Mat systems using these shells have been used extensively in the Pacific Rim area for pipeline stabilization and mechanical impact protection since 1993, when they were introduced. Upon recognizing the significant improvements possible with the shells, Deepwater immediately began to update the CP Mat, completing the R&D effort in Q2 of 2009.
Key improvements afforded by the Sea-Mat shells:
|1. They can be poured anywhere, on any relatively flat surface.||2. Increased mat bulk and anode size provides a more rugged system than the old CP Mat.|
|3. Anodes can be serially exposed if necessary to provide up to a 50 year design life.||4. Mat size can be configured to suit available lift capacity and current / life requirements. A free calculator is provided for customers.|
|5. Retro Mat is an engineered system that can include integrated condition monitoring for the pipeline that will be suited to AUV or ROV interrogation, when coupled with Deepwater’s SunStation & Polatrak technologies.||6. The mat system has also been adapted into a wider range of impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) applications: for FPSO retrofit (Retro Mat Belt).|
|7. The RetroBuoy Jr. ICCP Buoyant Anode System uses the mat as a gravity tether system.||8. The mat also acts as a gravity base / mud mat on our popular RetroPod retrofit system, and provides cathodic protection and stability to our seabed subsea test stations.|