Mechanical engineering specialist, EnerMech, has been awarded a number of contracts “worth a substantial sum” to provide pipeline pre-commissioning services by Subsea 7.
Two awards are for Dutch sector projects where the workscope includes pre-trench flooding, cleaning and gauge pigging, high speed flushing, hydrostatic strength testing and post tie-in final gauging and hydrostatic leak testing in pipeline systems.
In another Dutch sector award, Subsea 7 has contracted EnerMech to perform pre-commissioning operations comprising pig loading, pig trials, pipeline flooding, cleaning and gauging, pipeline strength testing, Xmas tree isolation barrier testing, flexible riser annulus vacuum testing, pipeline system leak ‘tightness’ testing and pipeline bulk dewatering.
EnerMech recently invested £20 million in establishing a new Process, Pipeline and Umbilical Services division (PPU) which is targeting the global pre-commissioning market.
EnerMech PPU director, Les Graves, said: “These awards mark EnerMech’s first major European pipeline project success and our pro-active approach and strategy of providing excellent personnel and equipment is already paying off.
“Securing these awards demonstrates that the market is receptive to a service provider which is committed to safe, cost effective and innovative solutions. I am confident this will be the first of many awards.”
Source: EnerMech, June 22 , 2011;