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1. (WO2000060178) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING A TRENCH UNDERWATER
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Pub. No.:    WO/2000/060178    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2000/001187
Publication Date: 12.10.2000 International Filing Date: 28.03.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    12.10.2000    
IPC:
E02F 5/10 (2006.01), E02F 9/20 (2006.01), E02F 9/24 (2006.01)
Applicants: SONSUB LIMITED [GB/GB]; 1 Golden Square, Aberdeen AB9 1HA (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
SONSUB S.P.A. [IT/IT]; Via Galileo Ferraris, 14, I-30175 Marghera (IT) (For All Designated States Except US).
BRANDI, Roberto [IT/IT]; (IT) (For US Only).
LAZZARIN, Diego [IT/IT]; (IT) (For US Only).
EWEN, John, Charles [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: BRANDI, Roberto; (IT).
LAZZARIN, Diego; (IT).
EWEN, John, Charles; (GB)
Agent: PEARSON, James, Ginn; Abel & Imray, 20 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PQ (GB)
Priority Data:
9907647.3 01.04.1999 GB
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING A TRENCH UNDERWATER
(FR) PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE FORMATION D'UNE TRANCHEE SOUS-MARINE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A method of forming a trench at sea on the seabed comprising the steps of providing an ROV (remotely operable vehicle) (2) capable of being operated underwater, providing a separate trenching skid (1) removably connectable to the ROV (2), connecting the trenching skid (1), possibly via an interface skid (3), to the ROV to form an operative trenching system (1, 2, 3), the connection being capable of being made while the trenching skid (1) is on the seabed, and operating the trenching system to form a trench underwater. The ROV (2) may be able to support the entire weight in water of the trenching system (1, 2, 3).
(FR)L'invention concerne un procédé de formation de tranchée dans le fond marin, consistant à prendre un engin télécommandé (2) pouvant être actionné sous l'eau, à prendre un sabot de tranchée (1) séparé pouvant être fixé de manière amovible audit engin (2), à fixer audit engin, si possible à l'aide d'un sabot d'interface (3), le sabot (1) en vue de former un système d'excavation de tranchées opérationnel (1, 2, 3), la connexion pouvant être réalisée lorsque le sabot de tranchée (1) se trouve sur le fond marin, et à faire fonctionner le système en question afin de former une tranchée sous-marine. L'engin télécommandé (2) peut éventuellement soutenir, dans l'eau, le poids dudit système (1, 2, 3).
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)