Optime Subsea Launches SCILS System

Norwegian based Optime Subsea has presented its Subsea Controls and Intervention Light System (SCILS) at this years’ Subsea Valley conference.

The SCILS measures 1.8 meters in diameter, 2.2 meters in height and weighs 3 metric tons.

The traditional IWOC system comes with a 20-foot topside container and a large reel and umbilical, weighing approximately 50 metric tons. The size reduction of the SCILS is a result of transferring the hydraulic power subsea, using Optime’s subsea pumps, rather than through a topside umbilical, the company explained.

“When compared to traditional solutions, the SCILS provides immediate cost savings for operators. We require 2 resources in operation, current systems need 6 to 8. Safety is increased and the SCILS can be mobilized and demobilized in a single day, in contrast to today’s solutions taking weeks.

“We are now in the process of getting the SCILS operational and with the ability of deploying this from any type of vessel, realize that our customer base increase substantially compared to current systems. We can support service providers, system developers and operators in being a reliable provider of IWOCS,” said Jan-Fredrik, CEO of Optime Subsea.

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