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Red Marine delivers friction testing

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Oilfield Technology,

Red Marine has successfully completed its latest testing project at its new Test Facility.

Commissioned by a leading global offshore contractor, Red Marine delivered a fast track test programme to investigate the friction properties of pipelay component interaction for subsea pipeline installation.

Red Marine’s scope included the rapid development and supply of a bespoke test rig to simulate offshore handling and to allow the evaluation of a large number of small scale pipe samples finished with range of surface textures and coatings.

Speaking about the project, Joe Orrell, Managing Director at Red Marine said: “We provide our clients with turnkey testing solutions to mitigate offshore risk. This was one of the first test projects to be completed at our new facility and showcased our full testing with intelligence service – from the development of the test procedure, the design and manufacture of the test rig, to working with the client to fully understand and extract maximum value from the results.”

Test data was recorded in real time using LabVIEW software and processed on site by the client who was based at the Red Marine test facility for the duration of the 10 day test programme.

Joe also added: “Our client relationships are very important to all at Red Marine as we work as an extension of a client’s team. Access to over 300 man years of offshore engineering experience can demonstrably save a customer time and money during a product development programme.”

Established in 2008, Red Marine has a team of 24 experienced engineers specialising in offshore installation engineering, subsea solutions and qualification testing. The company has a strong global presence in the oil and gas sector and is diversifying its extensive service offering into new sectors including nuclear decommissioning and offshore renewables. Clients include FMC Technologies, GE Oil & Gas, Technip and Subsea 7.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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