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Latest news

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. 

Reinforcing the Team



World leading offshore equipment and engineering solutions provider, Subsea Innovation, has reinforced its senior management team with the appointments of a Non-Executive Director and a Business Development Manager.

James Ritchie and Chris Wann (pictured right) have taken up the respective roles which further underpin Subsea Innovation’s strengths and sales capability in the offshore oil & gas and energy sectors and their aims include strengthening relations with existing clients and helping the company grow into new markets globally.

James Ritchie joins the board whilst maintaining the position of CEO at Tekmar Energy who specialise in the design and manufacture of cable protection for both offshore wind and oil & gas applications.  James has overseen the company grow from inception in 2008 to the most successful cable protection system supplier in the world with over 40 wind farms projects completed to date.

“I am joining a strong company that is looking to grow into new markets with innovative products and solutions for the offshore sector that is ideally placed to provide its clients with efficient equipment that will save time and money on projects. Its 25 year track record over such a varied product range sets it apart from any other company I have worked with” said Mr Ritchie.

“The recent delivery of the Mattress Deployment System is evidence of Subsea Innovation’s potential to develop new products from conceptual design to a finished product.”

Chris Wann joins from Pipe Coil Technology where he had the role of Business Manager. He will be responsible for further driving forward Subsea Innovation’s commercial and business development for new products and new clients across the globe.

Managing Director at Subsea Innovation, Martin Moon, said: “Appointing James and Chris greatly strengthens our commercial and sales team and gives us the potential to access new markets where our track record and experience can be demonstrated for clients.

“James’s knowledge and contacts in the offshore wind market will be an invaluable asset to our company at a time when the oil price is under pressure”. 

Mr Wann is a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He started his career as a Design / Project Engineer within Pipe Coil Technology where he was involved in a number of diverse projects designing, assembling and commissioning equipment for the manufacture and handling of on and offshore flexible products before making a move into and ultimately being responsible for the commercial side of the business.

With over 25 years’ experience, Subsea Innovation is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of Launch & Recovery Systems, Tether Management Systems, Pipeline Repair Clamps and Connectors, Pipe in Pipe Waterstop Seals, J Tube Seals and bespoke engineering solutions for the oil & gas and renewable energy industries. The company is headquartered in a purpose built 40,000 square foot facility on Faverdale Industrial Estate, Darlington.

1st Annual Chris Emery Memorial Golf Day



On September 22nd Darlington based Subsea Innovation, held their first of what is hoped will be many annual charity golf day’s at Ramside Hall Golf Club in Durham.

The day was organised in memory of a former employee of Subsea Innovation, Chris Emery, who sadly took his own life in 2014.  Chris was part of company golf society who took responsibility for the logistics of the day and it turned out to be a fitting tribute to Chris. The funds raised were in aid of the “If U Care Share Foundation” charity which provides support to families coping with loss of a loved one and of whom Sandra Emery, a family member is heavily involved.

The fantastic sum of £3,200 was raised from the day which included 18 holes of golf, an auction and raffle.

The company would like to thank Greg Giles, Willie Giles & Euan Bell for their sterling efforts in putting the day together and also key sponsors and participants including Ramside Hall, Arthur J Gallagher, Teesside Precision Engineering, Cromwell Tools, North View Engineering, McWare IT Solutions, Tekmar Energy, A1 Muck Away, Middlesbrough Football Club, Rochling, Helen McArdle Care Homes, Hydrasun, Air Power Hydraulics, Lycetts, CJ Lightfoot, Black Sheep Brewery, Hydraulic Offshore Supplies, Allerton Steel, Tegrel, Fastfreight, The Ship Inn Middlestone and Meridian Business Support.

There were also some very kind donations received from the Emery family who were there in person to present the prizes on the day.

The winners by 1 shot were A1 Muck Away, closely followed by Meridian Business Support and in 3rd was a team entered by Subsea Innovation’s MD Martin Moon.

With the success of this year behind them preparations are already in place for next year’s event which will take place at the same venue on Wednesday 21st September 2016, if you would like any further details please get in touch via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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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