NEWS & DOWNLOADS

11th January 2018

HOW DO YOU MANAGE RISK AT 30,000 psi?

Pressure testing between 0 to 20,000 psi is carried out regularly around the world in the Oil & Gas industry. However, as the industry moves to more extreme environments we are seeing projects that require pressure testing of equipment at even higher pressures – RED recently completed the hydro pressure testing of a subsea component at 30,000 psi with temperature extremes of -18°C to + 177°C and gas testing at 25,000 psi over the same temperature range. This test was carried out in accordance with API 6A/ISO 10423 section F.1.10.

8th December 2017

RED BOX & RED ENGINEER ON TOUR…PROJECT#290 PERSONALLY DELIVERED

The challenge from our customer was to automate a complex manual process to increase operational safety and reduce the overall duration of an installation project.

Key to the success of this project was our phased approach:

Phase 1 –  understand, challenge and define the requirement
Phase 2 – proof of concept testing
Phase 3 – development & design
Phase 4 – manufacture, assembly and testing
Phase 5 – engineering support for installation and commissioning

With the delivery of this  first of its kind piece of equipment, we will significantly increase the speed of an offshore installation process saving our client time and money – an estimated 600% increase in productivity.

30th November 2017

IS THE OFFSHORE INDUSTRY TESTING TENSIONER PADS CORRECTLY?

RED has been testing tensioner pads for nearly 10 years to determine their performance characteristics prior to offshore operations – typically measuring the friction co-efficient between the pad and a sample product.

Interestingly, different customers ask us to provide different data – some have requested a dynamic friction co-efficient whilst others a static friction co-efficient.

Naturally as a company of professional engineers, this has stimulated debate both with our customers and internally. We believe that testing the static friction co-efficient of the pad gives a more accurate assessment of pad performance as it gives a more consistent indication of how the friction co-efficient changes as the load in the pad changes. This allows operators to fully understand the capabilities of their equipment, ensure operational safety and potentially avoiding the need for system upgrades as they deliver installation projects in ever deeper water.

16th November 2017

‘STRONG OPPORTUNITIES’ IN O&G DESPITE PRESSURES, SAYS UK ENGINEERS

UK engineering services firm RED Engineering sees ‘strong opportunities’ in the offshore oil and gas sector for firms with capacity to deliver innovative fast track projects.

Despite the volatility of oil markets, continuing uncertainty over Brexit and pressure on costs, business development director Toby Bailey predicts that demand for leading-edge subsea technologies will remain robust over the next 12 months.

2nd November 2017

NEW APPOINTMENT TO GROW RED ENGINEERING TESTING SERVICES

RED Engineering has appointed a senior executive to oversee the development and expansion of its specialist test services business.

Brian Valentine joins the UK-based firm as a business developer, where he will be targeting customers in core offshore oil and gas, renewables and nuclear decommissioning sectors requiring advanced test services and supporting technologies.

He will also be looking at taking the firm into a wider range of sectors, opening up new opportunities as part of a diversification plan for RED’s testing services.

3rd October 2017

RED ENGINEERING’S EXPERTISE LIFTED TO NEW HEIGHTS

NEW monitoring technology developed by RED Engineering has been used for the first time to improve accuracy, speed and safety during the installation of jacket foundations for wind turbines at the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd project in the Moray Firth, Scotland.

The development by the North East-based firm of engineers features remote proximity sensors to confirm the correct engagement of an internal lifting tool (ILT) in use by Seaway Heavy Lifting, a Subsea 7 company.

29th September 2017

DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND REWARDS HEXHAM COMPANY

A Hexham company’s innovative approach to solving tough engineering problems has received high praise from the Duchess of Northumberland.

The Duchess was on hand to officially present a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation to RED Engineering, whose expertise in developing, building and testing highly specialised equipment for the offshore sector helped to secure the coveted accolade.

The Queen’s Award is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on a UK-based company and is given annually to those who have realised outstanding success and achievement.

9th August 2017

NEW VACANCY – SENIOR ENGINEER

In response to a growing demand for our services across all markets we need to strengthen our mechanical engineering team. We’re looking for experienced and suitably qualified professionals to fill the role of Senior Engineer. Candidates for this important position will need to demonstrate appropriate technical skills, the ability to work with and to supervise others and a strong track record of delivery in the markets we serve or those closely related. You’ll find the work both challenging and rewarding and enjoy a supportive team culture.

Interested?

Submit your CV to info@redengineers.co.uk

Need more information?
Call Nick Adams for an informal chat on +44 [0]1434 648240

1st August 2017

Summer Round-up

Smiling faces reflect good progress in 2017. We’re seeing growing demand for our services in all key markets.

7th June 2017

RED ENGINEERING PUTS NEW RUBBER PADS TO THE TEST

FAST track testing services provided by RED Engineering have helped to confirm the viability of new rubber coated tensioner pads under development for the offshore energy sector.

The North East-based firm of engineers completed the work for Metflex Precision Mouldings Ltd, which needed to validate the performance characteristics of its new EM range of natural rubbers.

The project has involved a small-scale test rig to complete a set of comparative friction coefficient tests of a 50mm x 50mm x 5mm sample against a polyurethane (PU) section already in use for tensioner track pads.

22 May 2017

Diversification sees RED Fit For Nuclear

RED Engineering’s taken another notable step forward on its path to diversification into the nuclear decommissioning sector after gaining the coveted Fit For Nuclear (F4N) accreditation.

F4N is delivered by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Centre (Nuclear AMRC) – part of the national High Value Manufacturing Catapult which helps companies bid for work in the civil nuclear supply chain – and is independent validation that our production systems and processes meet the standards required by the nuclear industry.

24th April 2017

RED ENGINEERING WINS QUEEN’S AWARD

RED Engineering has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in recognition of its ground-breaking approach to designing and delivering complex engineering challenges.

The Queen’s Award is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on a UK-based company and is given annually to those who have realised outstanding success and achievement.

RED Engineering (formerly RED Marine) provides consultancy, bespoke equipment and testing services for clients in the offshore oil and gas, renewables and nuclear decommissioning sectors.

11th April 2017

NEW TECHNOLOGY TARGETING ‘SIGNIFICANT’ MARINE FUEL SAVINGS

FUEL savings of up to 8% could be achieved by ship owners and operators on the back of a new waste heat recovery system that will benefit from development work by engineering specialists, RED Engineering (formerly Red Marine).

The £3.6m project, led by Cramlington firm, AVID Technology (www.avidtp.com), which is set to transform environmental standards in the marine sector, features technology engineered to reduce emissions and vessel operating costs by converting waste heat from the vessel engine into electricity.

3rd March 2017

We’re recruiting – join the RED engineers

If you’re passionate about engineering and working closely with clients to develop winning commercial and technical solutions to their specific challenges, then you might be the person for us.

We have an opportunity for somebody to play a key role in the continued growth and development of RED Engineering, a trusted engineering partner to clients operating on a global basis. As part of the continued expansion of our testing services, we are currently seeking a Business Developer to champion this area of our business.

27th February 2017

Enhanced Tensioner Pad Test Capability Launched

RED Engineering has now completed the comprehensive upgrade of its TR630 test rig, significantly enhancing its tensioner pad testing capabilities – the high capacity, automated rig can simulate 4 track operations with crush loads of up to 75t per track in a wide range of environmental conditions.