Optime Subsea informs it has signed a contract with a German manufacturer of VITROVEX deep sea pressure housings, Nautilus Marine Service GmbH, for the delivery of a new hyperbaric testing system simulating hydrostatic pressures found at water depths up to 13,000 meters.
The 19,000-psi hyperbaric pressure vessel will be manufactured by Optime Subsea in Notodden, Norway, located in the Norwegian subsea oil and gas cluster known as “Subsea Valley”.
The hyperbaric testing chamber will have a diameter of 700 mm and a height of 1,400 mm. It will be delivered and installed at Nautilus’ newly upgraded facility in Q3 of 2017. The contract value is undisclosed.
Steffen Pausch, Managing Director of Nautilus, said, “The system enables us to increase the efficiencies of our testing with little impact on the system lifetime, making this an investment that will provide increased value for our customers immediately and increased returns for us within a short period of time. With this system delivered, we are also considering including external testing offerings, which would support the region’s different manufacturing disciplines and industries in increased testing capabilities where deep water tests and simulations are necessary.”