Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea, has won the Safety Innovations award at this year’s SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony last night at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).
The Safety Innovations Award recognizes excellence in innovative technology and products that have been developed in the UK and which contribute to offshore safety. N-Sea has received the accolade by demonstrating an on-going commitment to safety by upgrading its already-revolutionary TUP Diving System (TUP).
Originally developed in 2005, the TUP’s main objective is to provide a safe way to increase workable bottom time, relative to other surface-oriented diving techniques, which is achieved through the combination of unique safety and technical features. N-Sea has taken diver safety to the next level, with a significant system upgrade, taking place in 2014/15. The TUP now provides even further improved diver safety and efficiency through the upgrade of its safety features and the introduction of Nitrox diving from a closed bell.
N-Sea’s chief operating officer, Roddy James, said: “Whilst the TUP Diving System has always been unique in the service it provides clients, this most recent upgrade launches it – and N-Sea - into a new league in terms of diver safety and client cost efficiency. Whilst the N-Sea philosophy has always been to produce a “safe, sound and swift” service, at no time in recent years has this been more pertinent to our client relationships than during the past 18 months.”
The SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) is the biggest and longest established industry awards for the UK offshore energy sector, covering all aspects from supply to upstream operations and offshore renewables.
For thirty years, the awards have been celebrating and encouraging innovation and collaboration in the North Sea.
N-Sea is known for its innovative work as an independent offshore subsea contractor, specializing in IMR services for the oil and gas, renewable and telecom/utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities. N-Sea provides near shore, offshore and survey services to major operators and service companies alike.