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Subsea Innovation deliver Rapid Response Repair Clamps in under 10 weeks

Posted on 29 April 2019

Subsea Innovation deliver Rapid Response Repair Clamps in under 10 weeks

Subsea Innovation Ltd, part of Tekmar Group plc, have successfully designed, manufactured, tested and delivered two diver installed 10” pipeline repair clamps, delivered to a major international client in less than 10 weeks.

The clamps were designed in accordance with Subsea Innovation’s recently acquired DNV GL Type Approval for temporary and permanent structural repair clamps. Subsea Innovation’s DNV GL Type Approval applies for carbon steel pipelines between 8” and 44” and temperature ranges from -4 to +80oC, providing new capability in the global pipeline market.

The clamps were designed and constructed in under 10 weeks during the period of December 2018 to February 2019. At over 3m long and 15Te each, this project was a major undertaking for both Subsea Innovation and the supply chain.

Dave Thompson, Managing Director at Subsea Innovation, said: “I am extremely happy with the result as it shows what the team here can do. We worked very closely with the client with who we have a longstanding relationship, to deliver a cost effective and trusted solution to the problem.” 

Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems (EPRS) are designed for fast deployment should a subsea oil or gas pipeline become damaged or its integrity found to deficient due to corrosion or defect.

Mr Thompson continued: “Fast turnarounds are often needed for these type of projects and we at Subsea Innovation are in a strong position to help our clients achieve this.” 

Subsea Innovation intend to invest further in this product to reduce lead times and increase our responsiveness, supporting their global client base.

Subsea Innovation Limited are one of Tekmar Group plc’s four primary operating companies; in addition to Tekmar Energy Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited and Ryder Geotechnical Limited.

Tekmar Group’s vision is to be the partner of choice for the supply and installation support of subsea protection equipment to the global offshore energy markets.

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