Chesterfield Special Cylinders’ Integrity Management team began 2020 with contracts for three major inspection and test projects on dive support vessels (DSVs) in Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan and Abu Dhabi, the largest number of offshore projects the IM team has conducted at the start of a new year. Two of the contracts are for new customers and the total value is around £140,000.
Kreuz Subsea commissioned IM to inspect and test 26 safety-critical cylinders in Sri Lanka onboard the offshore construction vessel Kreuz Installer (pictured). In Abu Dhabi, the team inspected and tested 40 cylinders onboard a Mermaid DSV.
The largest of the three contracts sees the IM team inspecting almost 80 cylinders on the subsea construction vessel Khankendi, owned by Saipem and operating 90 kilometers off the Azerbaijan coast.
Director of Integrity Management, Stephen Butler, comments:
“We are seeing a huge upswing in demand for leading edge inspection and testing of safety-critical high pressure gas cylinders. These are integral to the safe operation of construction and dive support vessels and must always operate to the highest standards.”
The IM team’s order pipeline is also looking very healthy for the coming months, says Stephen Butler: “CSC’s specialist IM team is held in great respect across the oil and gas sector for its ability to deliver the highest standards of inspection and testing, usually while the cylinders remain installed. This vastly reduces downtime and cost.”