Tom Keighley

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Ennsub land multi-million pound contract to build ultra-deepwater ROVs

Subsea engineers Ennsub, who have Sedgefield NETPark operations, have secured a multi-million pound contract to supply two ultra-deepwater ROV (remote operated vehicle) systems.

The firm will design and manufacture the systems to be used on a new vessel belonging to oil and gas subsea construction specialists Ceona.

It will take Ennsub around six months to fulfil the contract before the systems are due to be installed on Ceona’s Amazon vessel in the third quarter of this year, before launching into operation in January 2015.

The contract, with ROV service provider ROVOP, follows a five-year agreement between ROVOP and Ceona to provide hydraulic, ‘work-class’ services to the company’s deepwater pipelaying and construction vessels.

Scott Macknocher, managing director of Ennsub, said: “Our focus since the inception of Ennsub has been to develop industry-leading equipment and products which reflect the criticality of reliable subsea operations and we believe that this award recognises this ambition.

“We are particularly pleased to be associated with ROVOP whose success is no coincidence given the experience of those involved, their approach to equipment and technology, and their strategy of high-end and focused ROV service provision.”

Aberdeen-headquartered Ennsub have recently invested £500k in their NETPark production facility.

Barry Stewart, director and general manager at ROVOP, said: “The commitment between ROVOP and Ceona is focused on using the most experienced, expert personnel and best-in-class technology which offers a major step change in the subsea construction market in terms of capability, reliability and quality of service.

“Ennsub, through its innovative approach to the design and manufacture of launch and delivery products, was a natural fit because they share our vision and values. Like ROVOP, they’re an agile company which works to gain a thorough understanding of what the end user needs.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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