N-Sea has been named as winner of the Northern Star Business Awards’ “Commitment to Innovative Use of Research & Development” category.
The ceremony took place in Aberdeen on September 24, where N-Sea was recognised for TUP (Transfer Under Pressure) Diving System.
N-Sea created the closed bell system to increase both workable bottom time and diver safety, and recently upgraded the system, resulting in a complete refit over the past 12 months, at a cost of £3.5million.
Roddy James, chief operating officer at N-Sea said: “This award really does go a long way towards recognising the big differences N-Sea is making to major businesses. Innovation is inherent in all that we do, and the catalyst for that has always been our desire to provide our clients with the safest, most efficient and cost-effective service.
“Understandably, at no time has this ethos been appreciated more by the oil and gas industry than in the past 12 months. We’ve worked hard to ensure we’re responding to the industry’s needs by producing a diving system that can increase bottom time by up to 60% – whilst improving diver safety – and the recognition that comes with winning this award really illustrates what N-Sea’s been working to achieve during the past 18 months.”