MTNW Completes Anchor Winch Monitoring Project in Nigeria for Adamac

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 16, 2011.  Seattle, WA. Measurement Technology NorthWest (MTNW) announces major award from Adamac, a leading Nigerian Oil & Gas Services Company based in Port Harcourt.  The project called for 9 running line tensiometers, displays, and software to monitor the anchor winch lines for a pipe-laying barge.  

“The Gulf of Guinea off of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing new oil patches. It is becoming as criss-crossed with sub-sea pipes as any ocean in the world,” explained Tom Rezanka, Managing Director of MTNW.  “Oil companies operating in sub-sea environments have to be very careful about where they place their anchors for mooring. They need to know immediately if one of their anchors is slipping and could potentially pull through other nearby pipelines, or disrupt the laying of their own pipe.”

Kehinde Onibokun, Assistant General Manager of Adamac’s Pipelines Unit agrees with Rezanka, stating: “Adamac is a fast growing Oil & Gas Services firm, working with the largest energy producers in the world.  Part of our responsibility for personnel, equipment and environmental safety is to ensure that our own pipeline laying equipment is outfitted with the latest technology for monitoring.”   Kehinde went on to explain the reason Adamac chose to work with MTNW: “MTNW’s anchor winch monitoring technology provides instant feedback to the vessel operators for immediate decision-making and also has data-logging for long-term, after-action review and analysis.”

Rezanka explained that having technology continuously monitor anchor winch tension trends and historical peak loads locally at the winch station, in the control room, and remotely through the PC increases the safety factor beyond other currently available systems.  With historical data-logging of tension loads that MTNW’s WinchDAC software provides, vessel owner and managers have the capability to demonstrate and certify performance to their customers.

“We have placed anchor winch mooring systems in the North Sea, Dubai, Venezuela, Singapore and now Nigeria,” said Matt Mostad, VP of Sales at MTNW.  “We are pleased to see growing recognition in the importance of mooring monitoring and data-logging for end-customers and for rig managers.”

Measurement Technology NW, a Seattle, WA based company, provides a wide range of precision line control products; including the LCI-90i and LCI-80 (winch displays), WinchDAC (winch monitoring software), running line tensiometers,  and much more.   www.mtnw-usa.com  Look for MTNW at the Offshore Technology Conference in May 2011 (Booth 8835).

The Adamac Group of Companies is a wholly Nigerian indigenous-owned organization with its head office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and offices with support facilities in Warri in Delta State, and Eket in Akwa Ibom State.

Source: MTNW
 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Least Known Navy Activity? Underwater Shipwreck Archeology

Robert S. Neyland, Ph.D., director of the Underwater Archeology Branch (UAB) of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) in Washington, D.C., manages the people who protect more than 17,

ClassNK Releases EEDI Verification Software – Free

Japanese classification society ClassNK says it offers its Minimum Propulsion Power Calculation Software and ISO-based Progressive Speed Trial Analysis Software

China Shipyard Delivers Handymax Size Bulk Carrier

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) inform that its Dalian Shipyard in China has delivered a bulk carrier of 57000 dwt, named "GUOTOU 108", to its Asian buyer. The Handymax bulker measures 189.

Technology

ClassNK Releases EEDI Verification Software – Free

Japanese classification society ClassNK says it offers its Minimum Propulsion Power Calculation Software and ISO-based Progressive Speed Trial Analysis Software

Three NOAA scientists honored by White House

The White House yesterday awarded three NOAA scientists with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor given

Colfax's Acquisition of Victor Technologies Complete

ESAB has announced that Colfax Corporation has completed the previously announced acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings, Inc. Victor is a preeminent global manufacturer of cutting,

Offshore

Med Urals Market Awaits Short May Loading Schedule

Activity in the Russian Urals crude market froze on Tuesday as traders said they were awaiting the first loading dates for May for signs of how much supplies from

BOEM Proposes GoM Oil and Gas Lease Sale

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P.

North Sea Traders Eye VLCCs to Asia, Libya Caps

North Sea Forties crude differentials firmed on Tuesday as traders eyed two potential VLCC shipments to Asia, though gains were capped as the first cargo of Libyan

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.1942 sec (5 req/sec)