We are proud of our near 10-year relationship with TechnipFMC and the product of our latest collaboration: two first of kind modular subsea clamps.
By sharing knowledge and working closely with client engineers, the clamps were developed and delivered in just 6 months and will soon be used to enable successful well intervention operations from the specialist well intervention vessel, the Island Constructor.
The modular design allows the capacity of the clamps to be adjusted for both shallow and deep-water operations, providing TechnipFMC with an adaptable solution that can be used across a wide range of well intervention campaigns.
RED Senior Engineer Mike Stobbart commented, “The challenge was to produce a pair of adaptable clamps that would safely retain 2 side by side umbilical cables. As with previous RED clamps, they feature spring applied pads to ensure a consistent and reliable clamping force is applied to the umbilicals. However, we have now added a hydraulic actuation system to improve the efficiency of deployment.”
RED’s scope included the design, build and testing of the clamps on a turnkey basis, with RED’s in-house Test Facility allowing rapid proof of concept and factory testing prior to delivery.
“Having worked closely with TechnipFMC for a number of years, we have gained an in-depth understanding of their offshore operations and business drivers. This allows us to optimise our designs to meet their specific requirements and include the learning from previous projects.
“As demonstrated by these new clamps, the result is the capability to rapidly develop and deliver effective new equipment that will be key to successful operations, both now, and in the future” highlighted Joe Orrell, RED Engineering Managing Director.
RED Engineering delivers engineering solutions for challenging installation, maintenance and decommissioning projects. Core expertise spans the design, build and testing of specialist handling equipment, bespoke tooling and remote intervention solutions for the Oil and Gas, Renewables and Nuclear Decommissioning sectors.