Ancillary Equipment News

WellCONTAINED subsea capping stack (Photo: Wild Well Control)

Wild Well Control Expands in the UK

WellCONTAINED subsea containment system at Montrose Port, where the full subsea well intervention system equipment is staged in a ready-to-deploy state, including a subsea capping stack, debris removal shears, hardware kits for the subsea application of dispersant and inhibition fluids and other ancillary equipment.Barry Moir, UK managing director, Wild Well, said, “This facility investment reflects our long-term commitment to support our clients by providing the best-in-class response to a subsea capping and containment incident.“Our highly qualified emergency response well control and subsea

JFS’s twin grab offshore equipment on back deck (Photo: James Fisher and Sons plc)

James Fisher Continues Growth in Middle East

invest in mobilizing offshore equipment to the region, strengthening its resources and offer faster deployment to projects.The company will continue to deploy a host of equipment that will be based in the region, including a range of 150t winches, tension spooling equipment, diamond wire saws and ancillary equipment – all supported by its team of offshore and subsea professionals in the Middle East.“As our operations expand, we plan to deploy even more of our resources and expertise, establishing a permanent presence that will offer unrivaled support and truly integrated subsea service solutions

Antony Croston (Photo: Trelleborg)

Interview: Antony Croston, Trelleborg Offshore

disconnect operations in the event of bad weather.(Photo: Trelleborg)How does engineering analysis at the start of a project lead to more technically sound designs? Will you please provide a few examples?Generally, every project starts with engineering analysis at pre-FEED and FEED stages. Here, ancillary equipment provided by Trelleborg’s offshore operation is typically designed based on experience, or with rough parameters suitable for a system-level design. By incorporating engineering analysis into Trelleborg’s product engineering teams, products can be designed with the system in mind

Photo: Maritime Developments

Oceaneering Adds New Reel Drive System

savings on offshore missions include: complete remote operation, reducing manual handling and eliminating working at heights integration of the electro-hydraulic power unit within the base of the tower, reducing the footprint occupied by equipment on deck, allowing for more product or ancillary equipment to be carried on board - potentially reducing sea fastening time and also mission time integration of reel cradle grillage into the RDS track system reel mobilization time without compromising on safety and possibly eliminating under deck stiffening on many vessels

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M2 Subsea Unveils Purpose-built ROV Test Tank

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services provider M2 Subsea has recently commissioned a purpose-built tank for testing ROVs and ancillary equipment at its base in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.    Located within M2 Subsea’s existing workshop, the indoor fresh water test tank can accommodate both work-class and observation ROVs. It can hold 73,600 liters of water and measures 8 x 4 x 2.3 meters. It features a gantry crane which has a S.W.L 15t and an independent 415v three phase 200a power supply to accommodate testing equipment. 2t and 16t forklifts are also onsite at all times for any

The new ship comes with a Saab Seaeye Cougar XTi as a key on-board resource package (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Cougar ROV Chosen for New Supply Ship

the system.   With six powerful SM7 thrusters, an intelligent iCON control system and rated to 3,000 meters, the Cougar is a versatile, proven and reliable concept designed to undertake light work tasks together with observation and survey missions. It can carry a wide variety of sensors, ancillary equipment, tooling and a skid option – all in a small footprint that saves deck space.   Operators hiring the ship will find the Cougar package has the power to handle strong currents and the maneuverability to easily fly inside and around complex structures and undertake both precision

The Mud Cat Model SRD-6EHV ROV System during factory pre-shipment testing (Photo: EDT)

ROV Dredger Goes to Work in Singapore

effective storm water drain cleaning in close quarters urban environments,” said Ryan Horton, EDT Vice President.   The ROV is cleaning the drainage tunnel using multiple permanent ROV entry points constructed by PUB for routine maintenance of the drainage tunnel. The ROV along with ancillary equipment: hose reel, power cable reel, and 480 V generator set are in modular forms for easy transportation and launching via truck mounted crane.   The ROV’s pump is capable of pumping the sludge at a flow rate of 400gpm (25 lps). The pump system on this particular ROV will operate underground

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Gemini Sonar Integrated onto CoPilot Software

SeeByte, creator of smart software for unmanned maritime systems, and Tritech International Limited, a business dedicated to providing imaging and ancillary equipment for use in underwater applications, have integrated the Gemini sonar onto SeeByte’s CoPilot software. The system was demonstrated on Heriot-Watt University’s Seaeye Falcon 1256 ROV in the university’s wave tank facilities.   CoPilot provides ROV pilots with a simple point-and-click tool to fly the ROV. It is already integrated to Heriot-Watt’s Falcon ROV; and can also be used to pilot other ROV systems.

Saipem Selects Tritech Sensors

resolution of 0.5 deg. Standard features include automated bottom tracking, variable gate setting and gate tilting as well as roll compensation.   Nick Hewlett, Senior Survey Coordinator and Survey Lead SD2, Saipem S.p.A, commented: “Our initial investment of a suite of sensors and ancillary equipment furthered our commitment to investing in high-performance technology. The latest purchase of a Gemini 620pd dual-head profiling system will provide accuracy in our operations as we conduct cross-sectional profiling of pipelines and trenches.”   Saipem S.p.A, (a division of Ente

Royal IHC acquires SAS Offshore

. This acquisition enables IHC to further secure its position as a supplier of reliable integrated offshore systems and integrated vessels in this sector. SAS Offshore was originally founded in 1896 in Gouda and it has a long track record in delivering pipelaying systems and winches, including ancillary equipment and services. The company also holds a minority shareholding in the Norwegian engineering and service company AXTech, and this stake has also been taken over by IHC. AXTech develops, designs, delivers, tests, commissions and carries out service on heavy lifting and material handling equipment

Wild Well’s Subsea Capping Stack

capping stack is Wild Well’s second unit; the first capping stack unit is located in Aberdeen. The full intervention system at each location includes a capping stack, debris removal shears, hardware kits for the subsea application of dispersant and inhibition fluids at a wellhead and ancillary equipment. (As published in the October 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

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