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Latest news

Tekmar Energy from the OWF Sector Join Forces with Subsea Innovation from O&G to Collaborate on Technology and Cost Reduction



Tekmar Energy Limited (TEL) and Subsea Innovation Limited (SIL) signed a strategic collaborations agreement to collaborate in sales, product development and strategic initiatives towards cost and risk reduction in both OWF cabling equipment and O&G SURF and pipeline ancillaries.

Tekmar Energy is a market leading supplier in the offshore wind farm sector suppling its patented technology TEKLINK® cable protection system (CPS) on over 45 renewable projects.

Recent CPS successful projects include;

  1. 4-Dong Energy projects (Burbo Bank, Race Bank, Walney Extension and Borkum Riffgrund II)
  2. 1st ever USA offshore wind project Block Island.
  3. The first UK round three project Rampion with JDR and E-on.

Subsea Innovation is a market leading company in the design and build of specialist equipment for the Oil and Gas, marine, offshore and subsea environment.

Projects include;

  1. Bespoke design and build of installation and decommissioning equipment including a diverless mattress deployment system.
  2. Delivery of over 100 bespoke launch and recovery systems (LARS)
  3. Award of a multimillion pound contract from Subsea7 for emergency pipeline repair systems (EPRS)

This is a signed agreement to develop new solutions for; 

  1. Offshore cable and SURF installation and manufacturing equipment.
  2. Advanced pipeline repair systems and subsea sealing solutions. (EPRC and J-tube seals).
  3. SURF and cable protection solutions. (Bend restrictors and hang-off systems).
  4. Bespoke tooling for offshore installations. (Excavation, burial, deployment and cutting).

James Ritchie CEO Tekmar Group said “Both sectors (Oil and Gas and Offshore Wind) now face the same key challenge in price pressure and need to see cost and risk reduction to ensure sustainable demand. Within Offshore Wind we intend to leverage our customer and cabling experience with SIL to develop new tools and equipment to support this challenge".

Dave Thompson MD Subsea Innovation said Working with Tekmar to strategically develop new products and services for clients in these challenging times is the right collaboration needed to ensure value within the supply chain. The team at Subsea Innovations have a wealth of offshore and subsea engineering experience that can be utilised to give Tekmar the opportunity to sell innovative technologies to both sectors".


For more information about Tekmar, please visit www.tekmar.co.uk

Major Structural Pipeline Repair Clamp Order for Subsea Innovation



Subsea Innovation, one of the world leading subsea equipment suppliers with over 25 years’ experience delivering projects into the offshore industry, has announced the securing of a multi-million pound order from engineering, construction and service experts Subsea 7 i-Tech Services.

The order which is one of the largest of its type in the world is to provide 5 ROV installed Structural Pipeline Repair Clamps which will form part of an Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems (EPRS) supporting pipelines off the North and Northwest coasts of Australia. The systems will act as contingency in the event that the main trunk lines transporting the gas need to be repaired.

The 5 systems cover pipes across a range of diameters between: 20” and 44”. The project is a significant award for the company and follows on from a successful 2015 which delivered a record turnover of over £11m. The designs will be tested to DNV pipeline tolerances at up to 328 bar.g and are suitable for operating temperatures ranging from 0 - 75°C.  The design and build process will be monitored and certified to the exacting standards of the internationally recognised body DNV.

In addition to clamps Subsea Innovation also offer a full range of structural pipeline connectors suitable for EPRS amongst other offshore tie in operations and have earlier this year delivered a pair of 16” Connectors to RasGas in Qatar as part of another significant order.  Past projects have seen these products successfully deployed off the coasts of the Middle East, USA, Europe and also in Trinidad.

Finance Director Phil Heathcock said “Securing this contract from Subsea 7 i-Tech Services demonstrates our capability to secure one of the largest EPRS orders available in the world and we look forward to working with our client and the operators to deliver this project on time, on spec and in budget”.

Subsea Innovation will deliver the project from its recently built headquarters, Innovation House, ideally situated on the Faverdale Industrial Estate near Darlington, which provides excellent transport links by road, rail and air. The office building and 40,000 ft2 manufacturing facility, originally opened in November 2014 by HRH The Duke of Gloucester, boasts world class facilities for a business of this type which includes manufacturing bays serviced by overhead cranes of up to 60 tonnes, on site machining, a PU manufacturing facility and a floodable test pit to provide indoor wet testing of subsea systems.


Subsea Innovations well proven product range also includes passive and active J tube seals, suitable for installation by both divers and ROV, Pipe in Pipe Waterstop seals and Hang-off systems for all flexible products. The business also supplies a range of Launch and Recovery A-Frames and Tether Management Systems having built over 100 of these currently in operation with third party ROV spreads around the globe.

Building on the breadth of experience within the company and the strengthening of the engineering team the company has seen a growth in bespoke engineering projects over recent years, they can provide a turnkey concept to delivery service, successfully completing fast turnaround projects including diamond wire cutting machines, complex moon pool deployment handling systems and intelligent diver-less mattress lay.

Full support is always available from the experienced offshore qualified staff and many products have been successfully installed worldwide during early 2016. Recent trips saw Technicians operating off the coast of Sweden, installing a pair of Active J Tube seals which were designed, manufactured and tested in March. At the time of writing technicians are out assisting clients in Houston with pre installation reeling tests for Pipe in Pipe waterstop seals with the full batch delivery scheduled for May.

Managing Director Dave Thompson said “We have been fortunate that even during the industry downturn we have been in a position to take on top class engineering talent from across the industry sectors, this has brought the wide level of experience required to drive the diversification needed to stay at the cutting edge of subsea innovation”.

Subsea Innovation Successfully Delivers 16” Pipeline Connectors to RasGas in Qatar



Subsea Innovation, one of the world’s leading subsea equipment suppliers, is pleased to announce that it has completed the design and manufacture of two 16” Mechanical Pipeline Connectors for use by major Oil & Gas operator RasGas. 

These are the first systems that Subsea Innovation have produced for RasGas who have a total production capacity of 37 million tonnes of gas per annum from its facilities in Qatar which are serviced by 27 LNG vessels.

These Connectors, which have been shipped to Qatar, are part of the critical contingency measures that RasGas have in place to support their operational pipelines. The Connectors have been designed to withstand pressures of up to 345 BARG, requiring tests to be completed to 431 BARG to take into account safety factors. The acceptance of these stringent tests was achieved as a result of a pressure hold for 4 hours with a 0% pressure drop. One of the most rigorous test scenarios in the company’s history.

The Connectors were designed to Design Code ASME VIII DIV 2.

The significant difference between these Connectors and others that Subsea Innovation have produced previously, is that they were required to meet RasGas’ onerous weld specifications that included being Inconel clad. Inconel cladding provides additional protection for the pipeline against the sour gas that it is transporting and is notoriously difficult to apply and machine. 

As well as securing the order to deliver the Connectors, Subsea Innovation were also successful in securing an order from RasGas for the delivery of 4 structural Pipeline Repair Clamps, again to act as contingency against leaks or damage, for pipelines ranging from 16” in diameter to 38”. The heaviest of these clamps will weigh in at 50 tonnes and require testing to 431 BARG. These clamps will be of the largest diameter that the company has ever supplied and are subject to the same welding qualification as the Connectors.   

Martin Moon, Subsea Innovation Managing Director, said “Completing the Connectors is a major achievement for Subsea Innovation. It demonstrates our capability to design and manufacture industry leading solutions for major Oil & Gas operators around the world.”

The design, build and test was carried out at the Company’s 40,000 square foot headquarters on Faverdale Industrial Estate in Darlington, which was opened by HRH Duke of Gloucester in November 2014.


Subsea Expo 2016 Exhibition in Aberdeen



Subsea Innovation are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Subsea Expo 2016 Exhibition in Aberdeen, Stand 164, from the 3rd to 5th of February.

There will be experienced personnel available on the stand to discuss any technical or project based questions you may have about any of the subsea engineering solutions Subsea Innovation supplies.

Please feel free to contact us should you want to arrange a meeting with us while we are at the exhibition. 

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Welcome to Subsea Innovation

World Leading Supplier of Subsea Equipment

Formed in 1985 by a team of experienced engineers and diving professionals, Subsea Innovation is a company dedicated to delivering state of the art engineering products to the offshore Oil & Gas and Energy industries throughout the world.

An impressive track record coupled with an underlying commitment to continuous improvement has seen Subsea Innovation gain world-class pedigree from a balance of hands on experience and a desire to provide innovative technologies. This is clearly demonstrated by the ongoing performance of Subsea Innovation products in the field.

Subsea Innovation prides itself on its quality and attention to detail; a fully accredited Safety & Quality system supports every aspect of a project. All products are designed to the appropriate international codes and standards that are subject to regular external inspection.

Through its dedicated team of highly skilled Engineers, Designers and Technicians based in the North East of England, Subsea Innovation continues to retain its status as a recognised world leader in the design and manufacture of highly sophisticated marine engineering solutions.

The extensive product range includes:

Offshore Equipment Handling Systems
Pipeline Repair / Recovery Systems
Subsea Sealing Systems

In addition to product supply, Subsea Innovation Ltd provides supervision services to oversee the successful deployment and installation of its equipment. The company provides an after care service and can supply spare and replacement parts for the full range of products.



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