Flowline Specialists Delivers Subsea Project in Middle East

Flowline Specialists' 300Te hub drive and 15Te tensioner ahead of the Middle East project commencing

The Dubai subsidiary of Scottish energy industry equipment manufacturer and service provider Flowline Specialists has recently completed work on a subsea umbilical, riser and flexible (SURF) lay project in the Middle East.

Flowline Specialists FZE was contracted to assist in laying various flexible flowlines, umbilicals and cables from reels of varying size and weight as part of the project.

The Dubai business was established in 2015 by Flowline Specialists, which is based in Oldmeldrum and designs, engineers and manufactures a range of cable handling and deployment equipment for use in the energy industry.

Four pieces of equipment made up the lay spread for this offshore project. This included a 300Te modular hub drive system, a 75Te shaft drive spooler, a 15Te twin-track tensioner and a three-pair linear cable engine. The 300Te hub drive was fitted with a rail system to allow multi-reel deployment.

Overall project planning and operations for the Middle East SURF project were managed from Flowline Specialists’ UAE office by group operations manager Graeme Chalmers, with support from the firm’s UK-based engineering and operations teams. Equipment for the nine-month project was mobilised from the firm’s UK and UAE bases.

Six technicians from Flowline Specialists were on-hand for the project’s duration to operate the equipment and assist with the overall product deployment.

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