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Equipment and operations management

Vessel Assurance Auditing & Condition Evaluations | Engineering and services | Upgrades & Refurbishment


Vessel assurance auditing & condition evaluations

When hiring a vessel and equipment, it can be difficult to know how it will perform, what condition the equipment is in and mitigate against downtime. We offer vessel assurance audits to provide an independent, third party evaluation on the condition, reliability and performance capability of lay systems. This enables assessment of any shortfalls in compliance of equipment prior to
major lay projects.

As an OEM for lay equipment, we can deliver:

  • Expert insight into the operational condition of the equipment.
  • Review of all required certification
  • Operational review of the system for the planned project
  • Witness of sea trials (where applicable)
  • Fully documented report of equipment, current state of readiness and recommendations to ensure performance


Engineering and services

We can deliver quality engineering consultancy, project management and onshore / offshore operational support for a wide range of services to both operators and subsea contractors including:

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and conceptual studies
  • Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Late life analysis, life extension studies
  • Project management
  • Offshore personnel support and operations
  • Onshore spooling operations management
  • Rental of SURF and cable laying equipment
  • Fast turnaround of designs from concept to manufacturing
  • Reverse engineering third party equipment
  • Vessel deck layout studies
  • Vessel assurance audits
  • 3D modelling and animation
  • Risk analysis
  • Commercial evaluation
  • System upgrades
  • Inspection


Upgrades & refurbishment

We have the knowledge and experience to carry out modifications to existing equipment and improve its working parameters to meet your requirements. We can reverse engineer third party equipment to develop designs to work with.

Similar work we’ve previously carried out includes:

  • 700Te Carousel upgrade to 1200Te and hydraulic drive to electric drive conversion.
  • Tensioner track opening upgrades
  • Tensioner track length increase.
  • Tensioner modification for use in vertical direction in a lay ramp.
  • Tensioner pivot open modification – 2-tracks top track pivot open.
  • Reel drive system conversion for mooring rope reels
  • Reel drive system – multi-reel drives set-up mods
  • Underroller capacity upgrades

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Lifting equipment
Equipment refurbishment, repair & upgrade
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