Submar’s articulating concrete mats are used primarily for pipeline protection, erosion control and shoreline stabilization. They are a proven long-term solution to traditional alternatives such as rip rap, gabions, structural concrete, grout mats and other durable hard-armor protection systems. These mats, which are also used for pipeline separations, consist of a flexible, interlocking set of concrete blocks connected by a series of cables. When the proposed use is to protect an exposure, the mats arrive at the job site engineered and laced together for optimal installation time and performance, forming an erosion-resistant protective barrier. Compared to traditional trenching, articulated concrete mats are a safe, efficient and excellent solution for reducing environmental impacts to our coastal areas.
Offshore Pipeline Mats
Sometimes referred to as a mud mat, a Submar or a wetcast, Submar’s offshore mats are used and approved by BESSIE and offshore operators for their unparalleled safety and quality. Submar’s offshore mats are the most effective and long-lasting solution to traditional alternatives such as riprap, sandbags, structural concrete, grout mats and other durable hard-armor protection systems.
Please note that if you plan to place this mat directly on a pipeline, you will also want to use our patented non-shielding, non-abrasive pads.
Submar’s patented mechanical frames promote safety in addition to saving time and money offshore. ROV-friendly frames are safer than using divers in deep water. The mechanical frame’s quick release handle allows for mat installation within an hour. The dual and triple mechanical frames are capable of installing multiple Submar mats at one time, reducing hours of deployment and overall days at sea.