Seanic Ocean Systems produced and supplied a bespoke ROV measuring tool to help accurately gauge chain integrity on floating storage and production vessels (FPSO) in the North Sea.
The engineers at Seanic designed, built, tested and delivered the measuring equipment to the client within just three weeks. The tool checks the anchoring chains on the FPSO are within tolerance and not stretched after a heavy weather event or as part of routine inspection.
“We have the in-house experience to turn around projects like this with speed but also with accuracy and value for money in mind.
“The FPSO has no connection to the seabed apart from its anchor chains and these can be quite strained, so evaluating the integrity of the links is of high importance to the operators in terms of insurance and ensuring production is not halted.
“Our engineering team designed this stand-alone super-light tool for the client which requires no interface with the ROV. Readings are taken by the ROV’s camera via a subsea display which only needs charging every six days. This means the ROV can be recovered and redeployed with the tool without re-wiring or special cables, the outcome of this for the operator is no down time whilst ROV reconfiguration takes place
“Seanic has existing contacts and in-house capabilities to fabricate the tool within a very short time frame. Design was completed in 10 days allowing for efficient fabrication prior to comprehensive trials at the client’s premises to their satisfaction before being delivered to the vessel ready for work.
“To be tasked with this project under a tight turnaround is something we pride ourselves in. Having the expertise within our engineering team to know what can be built and procured in a short period allowed us to have it made, tested and out to sea within a limited timescales”
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Seanic Ocean Systems / West Pitmillan, Foveran, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6AL
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