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Ashtead's Underwater Cutting Solutions Name Operations Manager

Ashtead Technology's Underwater Cutting Solutions (UCS), an offshore contractor specializing in the cutting of submarine and topside pipelines, has named Richard Lind a new Operations Manager.Lind, who previously worked for Claxton Engineering, will lead operations from the company’s Inverurie, Aberdeenshire base, assisting UCS General Manager Fraser Collis. Commenting on the new appointment, Collins said: "We are delighted to welcome Richard to the UCS team. His industry knowledge and experience will be vital in the execution of near and long-term business objectives.  I look

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Ashtead Technology Enters Trinidad & Tobago Partnership

Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has entered into a partnership with Trinidad and Tobago-based Reliance Subsea Services Limited.The US-arm of Aberdeen-based Ashtead will provide subsea survey and ROV equipment through Reliance across the CARICOM region to support offshore drilling, field development, IRM, and decommissioning projects. Ashtead Technology dispatched the first of several equipment shipments to Reliance earlier this month.Steven Thrasher, Regional Vice President at Ashtead Technology, said: “The appointment of Reliance Subsea as our business partner is an

Ashtead -DMS installed on a Subsea Template as seen from ROV camera. Photo: Ashtead

Challenges of Underwater Structure Monitoring for Offshore Operations

high financial costs of having installation vessels on site. In order to overcome these considerable safety, logistical and financial challenges, it is crucial that the positioning and monitoring of vast subsea structures can be tracked in real time. Global subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has developed technology suitable for subsea installation monitoring, which was successfully deployed for two major projects in the North Sea.First carbon capture and storage project for Ashtead Technology’s DMSDeveloped by Equinor in partnership with Shell and Total, the Northern Lights

NotiloPlus’ Seasam AUV has been operating around the world. Photo from NotiloPlus.

Subsea Tech's 'March of Miniaturization'

data from gyro boxes to observing ROVs during subsea construction projects to give on-deck crane operators, for example, faster information about what’s happening subsea.Hydromea’s LUMA modem. (Photo: Hydromea)A LUMA modem was deployed by Rever Offshore at a wellhead site as part of an Ashtead Technology Autonomous Monitoring System (AMS+) during a drilling project for Total in the North Sea early in 2019. An ROV could then get data from the AMS+, using LUMA, 8m from the wellhead.Later in 2019, an Alfred Wegener Institute and Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology scientific cruise on

Ashtead Technology’s Deflection Monitoring System being installed for a project with Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields. (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Supports Subsea Template Installs

Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology said it has completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields in the Northern Norwegian Sea.The contract saw Ashtead Technology provide its integrated Deflection Monitoring System (DMS) services and equipment to support the installation of eight Integrated Template Structures (ITS).During operations, the dual independent DMS systems monitored, calculated, displayed and logged structure deflection, heading, pitch, roll, depth and suction can differential pressures

Tyler de Gier (Photo: Welaptega)

Welaptega Appoints New General Manager

been promoted to the role from within the company and will be based in the company’s headquarters in Halifax, Canada. The appointment is of an internationpart al growth strategy for the business and follows the acquisition of the company by global subsea equipment and solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology, in November 2018.de Gier will oversee the day-to-day running of Welaptega, applying the group strategy and growing the business globally, with the support of Ashtead Technology. He holds a B.Eng in mechanical engineering and during an extensive career with Welaptega has held business development

Ashtead chief executive Allan Pirie (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Forum Sells Its Stake in Ashtead Technology

Oilfield products company Forum Energy Technologies said it has reached a deal to sell its aggregate 40% interest in subsea rentals company Ashtead Technology to Buckthorn Partners and other investors that currently own the majority of the equity interests in Ashtead.Forum acquired its stake in Ashtead Technology in January 2018 as part of the transaction which resulted in a merger between Forum’s subsea rentals business and Ashtead. The merger created the industry’s largest independent provider of subsea survey and remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) equipment rental services.

A diamond wire saw, one of the new assets in Ashtead Technology’s fleet following its acquisition of Aqua-Tech Solutions (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Acquires Aqua-Tech Solutions

Ashtead Technology announced Wednesday it has acquired Louisiana based subsea equipment rental and cutting services specialist, Aqua-Tech Solutions.According to Ashtead Technology, the combined business will offer clients in the Gulf of Mexico region a more robust and enhanced offering, allowing more timely and cost-effective access to the group’s full range of equipment and services from locations in Broussard and Houma, La.Ashtead Technology said the acquisition strengthens its remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and mechanical tooling offering, broadening its survey sensor rental fleet.

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Ashtead Invests in Teledyne's Survey Sensors

Teledyne Marine has announced a significant investment by Ashtead Technology in the newest subsea multibeam imaging, survey and pipe tracking technology. Key items include RESON SeaBat T50-S IDH multibeam systems (successor to the 7125 ROV2), BlueView M900-2250 dual frequency imagingsonars and HydroPACT 660E pipe and cable trackers among other items purchase from Teledyne Marine.“As owners of the largest fleet of TSS pipe and cable trackers in the rental market, Ashtead are impressed with the new miniaturized single pod '660E' version with its reduced weight, size and power,"

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