Seatronics, an Acteon company, and Norwegian associates RTS, are said to have achieved 100 successful global installations with the subsea deflection monitoring system (SDM).
The RTS-built SDM is used for the deployment and installation of subsea structures, and, according to Seatronics, aims to reduce the risk associated with both large and small installations.
“It is due to the reliability of the SDM package that we have achieved 100 successful installations. The SDM has been developed by listening to feedback from many key clients. Our 12-year partnership with RTS has been marked with new developments addressing efficiency and timesaving efforts offshore. The next generation is already in development,” said Phil Middleton, group managing director, Seatronics.
Freddy Knutsen, general manager, RTS, said: “The first initiative to develop the SDM system came from one of the oil majors in Norway in 2007. The need for an instrument package that could give them safer, faster and more accurate structure installations was crucial. Since then, the SDM has become the industry standard for structure installations by all the major oil companies.”