Earlier this year, Abersea’ offshore division completed a site survey on the Maersk Gallant’s BOP Control System.

The scope of work included an API Audit and technical review of the electrical portion of the BOP Control system. This was with a view to Maersk Drilling further enhancing the system and to integrate additional HPHT functionality for the Gallants next drilling campaign with Total.

Raisepower Ltd, specialists in the fields of enhancing and refurbishing subsea control systems and surface related equipment,have awarded Abersea Engineering the project which will require the design, manufacture and integration of additional functionality while also replacing the Gallants remote control panels.

Nicola Smith (Director-Raisepower Ltd) Said:

“Our selection of Abersea for this project was sustained by our common approach and method of customer deliveries, we both have a flexible and versatile approach to the market and our customer’s needs, it has been an evolving relationship of mutual support and trust, to which we have built a great deal of pride in together. Abersea have complimented Raisepower on a number of recent projects, integrating with our engineering, design and management teams seamlessly each time, delivering on time a quality reliable and robust product and service.”

The replacement control panels are currently going through 3rd party design approval by Lloyds Register and manufacturing and testing will be completed by mid-October.

Installation will begin after the Maersk Gallant’s current drilling campaign is completed. A team of Night and Day Shifts will be implemented by Abersea’ offshore division to meet the tight installation and commissioning deadline.

David McKenzie (Operations Director-Abersea Offshore) Said:

“We like a challenge. To date we have met each one head on and proven that with our team of dedicated installation specialists, we can significantly reduce a client’s costs while giving an exceptional service throughout. I’m more than confident the team will once again deliver a first class service on time and within budget”

Abersea have again been enrolled in this type of project because of the proven track record and ability for meeting the demands of our clients. We pride ourselves on having a friendly and helpful service, both onshore and offshore.

At Abersea, not only do we believe in designing and manufacturing the highest quality systems but we also believe that our project management focus and high quality documentation makes the client experience stress free and simple.

We thoroughly look forward to working alongside Raisepower Ltd and Maersk Drilling again.