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T12 Consultancy has marked a successful first year in business with a series of contract wins including a project to support the development of an innovative subsea asset monitoring system.
The engineering & design consultancy, which has a presence in Scotland & North East England, has secured a number of projects in industries including oil & gas, energy from waste and biofuel.
T12 has extensive engineering experience across areas such as product innovation and testing, project engineering and technical design, and with a support team of specialist associates, T12 has been able to build momentum in its first 12 months despite the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.
It has delivered contracts including a design engineering project for an oil services company to enable the reconfiguration of existing offshore equipment, a conceptual design project for the renewables sector.
T12, which is a member of the energy sector business development organisation NOF, is also working with Sentinel Subsea as part of the development of the Aberdeen-based start-up’s subsea monitoring system, WellSentinel™.
Its team undertook a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study to produce an overtrawlable capture canopy concept that will protect the continuous asset monitoring system from potential damage in shallow water deployment.
WellSentinel™ is a new, environmentally friendly system for subsea wells, wellheads and subsea Christmas tree networks that identifies loss of containment incidents and transmits an alert signal via satellite.
Replacing the need for active power, routine system checks or an umbilical connection to the surface, WellSentinel™ also allows asset owners to comply with inspection requirements without the need for vessel-based manual operations.
T12’s canopy solution can also be integrated into existing subsea infrastructure to provide effective levels of overtrawlability and impact resistance.
Andy Hughes, Director at T12 Consultancy, said: “The combined experience and reputation of the team, and our associates, has enabled us to hit the ground running in our first year, securing a portfolio of contracts from across the energy sector.
“Starting a business on the eve of a pandemic is never ideal, but we haven’t let it distract us from being able to deliver innovative engineering services to a range of companies from large corporate organisations through to disruptive start-ups like Sentinel Subsea.
“The FEED study is a perfect example of how we work in close collaboration with our clients, sharing their vision to develop effective technology-led solutions that will improve operations in their industry.”
Paul Livingstone, Head of Business Development at NOF, said: “T12 represents both the quality of engineering-based expertise that exists within the NOF membership and the energy sector supply chain, but also the entrepreneurial spirit to execute its strategy of building a new business in the current climate. Achieving what it has in the past 12 months sets it in great stead for the future and its role in supporting the delivery of new solutions across the energy industry.”