Ruth Mitchell

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A&P Tyne celebrate completion of North Sea structure

A&P Tyne are celebrating the completion of another subsea structure for the North Sea oil and gas fields.

The Mid Water Arch, which supports control cables as they rise from the seabed to the surface, is now making its way from the Hebburn fabrication yard out towards the Athena Development in the Outer Mornay Firth, a field operated by Ithaca Energy. The new structure will now help towards the production of 22,000 barrels of oil per day.

Project director Iain Campbell said: “The pressure vessel buoyancy tanks are a new design and required very high standards of welding and fabrication. In fact the project required us to meet extremely high standards in all aspects.

“As it’s suspended underwater the arch is painted to NORSOK coating standards so it will last for 25 years.”

50 men worked intensively on the project, and towards the end many were working round the clock to incorporate additional changes to the design.

A&P Tyne Sales & Marketing Manager Martin Robertson said: “It’s the first Mid Water Arch of its type that we’ve built at the yard and it’s gone extremely well.

“It’s another step into an important new market for us and the successful completion of each order helps grow our reputation.

A&P Tyne are now in talks with a number of clients in the oil and gas sector, and are hoping to secure more work if this type.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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