SmartFoil

An enabling technology with a lot of potential

The SmartFoil is a proprietary deflector that delivers better source control with less spread width than conventional vanes. It works beneath the surface without any surface buoy or spur line. This enables tighter turns and closer passes to obstacles such as FPSO's or rigs.

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The SmartFoil is directly connected to the umbilical or lead-in, so there is no need for a wide tow or spur line. It works at the cable depth with no float or surface reference. It has a knuckle connection for maximum manoevrability.

Benefits

  • Reduces spread width to enable closer passes
  • Shorter turn radius (tested up to 12°/min-4,5kn)
  • No surface reference (buoy): less sensitive to debris
  • 100 m depth specification
  • Faster deployment
  • Good stability and separation
phoenix close pass The Oceanic Phoenix alongside the Norne FPSO. Smartfoil enables a safe minimum distance of only 50m.

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