SDS HIGHLY COMMENDED ON ENERGY INSTITUTE AWARDS CEREMONY 2013

 

Subsea Deployment Systems, based in Westhill, was "highly commended" at this year’s Energy Institute’s Awards. This is a well-established competition, recognising the efforts of the global energy industry demonstrated by individuals and organisations. Award categories cover important areas such as Environment, Safety, Communication, Community Initiative, as well as rewarding excellence in Innovation and Technology. SDS’s award was in the Innovation category for its alternative method for the installation of large subsea structures.

 

Ben Fogle presenting David Paul of SDS with Energy Institute Commendation

 

 

SUBSEA INSTALLATION OF LARGE STRUCTURES WITHOUT A HEAVY LIFT VESSEL

The Subsea Deployment System (SDS) is a method of installing large subsea structures without a heavy lift vessel (HLV).  It offers potential cost savings of 60% on multi-structure installations and up to 80% on single structure installations compared to using an HLV. It can also install larger structures in greater water depths in more environmentally hostile locations than is possible with current vessels.


The SDS is ideally suited to meet the growing demand for installing larger structures in deeper water and is a step change for the installation of large subsea structures.

 

TANK TESTING VIDEO

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Duration: 2.6min, 29MB

 

ADVANTAGES

  • Largely failsafe and low tech

  • Less weather critical (wave & ice)

  • Installation capacity of up to several 1000t

  • Potentially greater availability compared to HLV
  • Potential for phased installation
  • Potential for fewer structures, tie-ins and interfaces
  • Potential to avoid shut downs
  • Potential reduced insurance costs
  • Low cost (OPEX and CAPEX)

 

APPLICATIONS


Installation

  • 100t to >1000t structures

  • Water depth 100m to > 3000m

  • Hostile environments

 

Decommissioning

  • Structures recovered without lifting to deck

  • Minimal dynamic loading

  • Large capacity >1000t structures

 

Salvage

  • Deployment vessel can be parked at wreck site for prolonged periods

  • Structures recovered without lifting to deck

  • Minimal dynamic loading

 

A STEP CHANGE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF LARGE SUBSEA STRUCTURES