Subsea clamp solution

Published:  06 April, 2016

A series of subsea clamps for installation at one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, has been successfully delivered by Hexham based Red Marine.

The company developed a bespoke clamp unit to meet the client’s specific operational requirements. From initial concept development, through to prototype testing and manufacture of four production units, the robust clamp solution was fully developed and tested in-house.

Speaking about the project, Joe Orrell, Managing Director at Red Marine said: “It is great to see our project and client portfolio expanding as our clients recognise the value in using our full turnkey service.

“Having the capabilities and experience to efficiently deliver such intensive projects means that we can save our clients time and money by delivering intelligent engineering solutions to their specific project challenges.”

Working closely with the client project team, prototype testing was completed at Red Marine’s test facility to review, develop and de-risk the proposed installation methodology.

Having recently launched a new state of the art testing facility – four times the size of its previous workshop - Joe said: “Our expanded test facilities has further strengthened our capability to quickly deliver effective and reliable subsea clamping solutions.”

To ensure a service life of 25 years, the clamps are manufactured from high grade materials including components machined from Inconel 625.

Joe added: “We have successfully built a strong reputation in the oil and gas industry for delivering high quality engineering solutions. As we diversify into new markets – including nuclear decommissioning and offshore renewables – this project clearly demonstrates that we can successfully transfer our capabilities to deliver unique and successful engineering solutions for new clients.”

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