Royal IHC

Trencher with revolutionary potential

Northeast subsea specialist Royal IHC’s new Hi-Traq trencher system has the potential to revolutionise the offshore renewable energy industry. 

Royal IHC has designed Hi-Traq, the first remote operated subsea trencher designed specifically for offshore wind farms. Hi-Traq has the potential to reduce cable laying downtime by 50% compared to current technology, shaving millions off development costs.

In 2017 Royal IHC successfully tested the equipment at ORE Catapult’s test and demonstration facility in Blyth.

In developing Hi-Trac, Royal IHC has focussed on the local supply chain, working with five SMEs.