Proserv Expands Subsea Test and Assembly Facility

SeaDiscovery.com
Monday, June 10, 2013
Photo: Proserv

International energy technology services company Proserv has grown its subsea test and assembly center in Aberdeenshire after investing in additional skilled personnel, new equipment and facilities.

New features at the cutting-edge facility, which has doubled its capacity in the last 18 months, include two purpose-built surface test bays; a purpose-built cell for tubular and riser testing; 200-ton SIT areas, fully serviced for stack-up testing; upgrades to the existing test pit facilities with all controls at surface; new, fully-serviced client SIT offices complete with conference, Internet and office facilities; a purpose-built clean room within the workshop for sampling and testing of control fluids and a LEAN (lean manufacturing, lean enterprise) team.

Additional features added to further enhance the efficiency and cost effectiveness of Proserv’s operations are quality driven flow processes, additional communication tools and tool bay upgrades to minimize downtime.

Members of the Proserv team showcased the enhanced facilities at Birchmoss, Echt on Friday (June 7) where the company has also brought its range of subsea capabilities – subsea services, controls, and inspection and calibration services under one integrated organization.

Proserv’s facility is believed to be the only one of its kind in the U.K. in terms of its size and industry-leading capabilities, the company said. Complete with large test pits and 75-ton internal craneage, the facilities are used for the design testing, maintenance and installation of subsea equipment including tree assembly, system integration tests, factory acceptance tests, and blow-out preventer recertifications prior to deployment offshore or subsea.

Mark Williams, who was recently appointed as Proserv general manager with responsibility of overseeing the Birchmoss operation, said, “Building upon our facilities at Birchmoss and creating even leaner processes further reinforces Proserv’s track record for delivering integrated solutions in market-leading response times. This, in turn, significantly increases the added value we provide for our clients.”

“Our robust processes are further underpinned by the recent introduction of the internationally-recognized Lean Six Sigma and 5S quality management systems and environment which ensures the training and development of staff at every level.”

Proserv, which runs a Technician Apprentice Program accredited by SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority), this program, attracts fresh blood into the talent pool and provides an excellent start to a Technician’s career in Proserv.

Mr. Williams said, “We have developed a bespoke training program from which we can tailor a personal development plan for each individual according to their skills and training needs. This includes a mentoring and coaching program which is proving very successful. The oil and gas industry is an exciting industry to work in and Proserv offers long-term career opportunities on a global platform.”

He added, “Proserv is actively working to attract new talent into the industry and as part of this drive, the company is holding a recruitment event at Aberdeen’s Maritime Museum on June 27 to give people a greater insight into the career opportunities within the organization.”

www.proserv.com

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

5th Floating Accommodation for Lerwick

A further accommodation ship, Ocean Atlantic, is due at Lerwick on Monday 27 April 2015 and is on its way from Portland in Dorset. As with the other floating accommodation at the port,

Double Order for Super Gloria Reachstacker

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order for two Super Gloria reachstackers from Tadarsa Logistics S.L. in Aviles, Spain. The largest reachstackers ever built,

BIMCO Welcomes EU Decision on Migrants

BIMCO has stated today that it appreciates the new efforts by EU leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of

Education/Training

BHP Billiton Commemorates the Anzac Legacy

On the 100th anniversary of the Anzacs’ landing at Gallipoli, BHP Billiton has honoured the contribution of serving Australians and New Zealanders past and present

Salvage and Wreck Removal Conference

HINODE Events and Services Pvt Ltd., have announced the 4th Annual Conference on Salvage and Wreck Removal in India to be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Visakhapatnam on India's East Coast.

IMO Joins UN Climate Change Learning Partnership

The International maritime Oranization (IMO) reports it has joined the United Nations One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn).   IMO now enters

Energy

Goliat FPSO in Norway

The Goliat FPSO was successfully floated off the heavy-lift vessel, Dockwise Vanguard, in the fjord outside Hammerfest, says Eni Norge    The Goliat platform has arrived in Hammerfest,

Skangass Celebrates Topping Up

Nordic liquefied natural gas operator Skangass  has celebrated a topping out ceremony at its Pori LNG terminal. The company said it was making progress in the

Falklands' Oil Drilling at Isobel Deep Suspended

Oil explorers drilling in the waters north of the Falkland Islands have suspended work on the second well of their 2015 current six-well drilling campaign after a technical problem.

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2094 sec (5 req/sec)