Ennsub secures major contract for launch and recovery system.
Ennsub, the independent subsea design, engineering and technology company, has been awarded a major contract by Benthic for offshore equipment in ultra deep-water conditions.
The PS2m contract will see firm build a newly enhanced and portable Launch and Recovery System at its new production facility on Teesside, to complement the latest addition to Benthic's seabed drilling and geotechnical drill fleet. The Launch and Recovery System (LARS4) can operate in depths of 3000m.
It has been designed to provide Benthic, which is a global leader in offshore marine geotechnical investigation, survey, analysis and design, with an enhanced deployment capability in deep and ultra-deepwater conditions and harsh environments.
The equipment, which is estimated to take around eight months to design and build, will undergo detailed commissioning from April 2015 and will commence operations later that year.
Scott Macknocher, managing director of Ennsub, said: "This award reinforces our belief that an explicit understanding of end-user needs - coupled with creative thinking and technical competence - can result in industryleading deployment solutions for our customers. The Benthic LARS4 aims to deliver enhanced operating capabilities over comparable units and complements Benthic's ambition as a leader in geotechnical seabed investigation."
Steve Pywell, chief executive officer, Benthic added: "Benthic is very pleased with how the LARS4 design has been developed - to provide an enhanced deployment capability over a wide range of weather conditions yet fit within a relatively small on-deck footprint. We anticipate that LARS4 will enable Benthic to deliver services to our clients more efficiently and more reliably."
Ennsub is an independent provider of specialised products and equipment to the global subsea sector. Established in 2012 by four prominent subsea professionals, the company is headquartered in Westill, Aberdeen with a product assembly and test facilities, client offices and a 3D design theatre on Teesside.
It provides deep and ultra-deepwater deployment solutions for ROVs, subsea modules and bespoke subsea packages in addition to a pipeline installation-related products and pipeline repair solutions.
Scott Macknocher, managing director of Ennsub