There is no doubt the dramatic drop in the oil price has had a massive impact on the oil industry globally. However, the subsea market has been the area which has suffered the most.
And after significant job losses, restructures and refocusing of priorities, the new subsea oil and tools sector is demanding a completely new approach to value engineering as it looks to a future of rebuilding.
Proclad Induction Bending has invested in excess of £50,000 in a custom designed intelligent Data Recording system to provide clients with detailed quality information throughout the production process.
Proclad has completed a major investment in its Dubai Technopark facility which has tripled the manufacturing capacity for alloy weld clad overlay line pipes.
The decision was driven by a growing global demand for corrosion resistant alloy clad line pipes and Proclad’s commitment to delivering the world’s leading service in terms of quality and lead times.
The investment in state of the art technology has transformed the travel speeds, and the deposition rates, to improve production schedules and outputs.
Dawson Downie Lamont, one of the world’s leading players in the manufacture and supply of specialised direct acting steam driven reciprocating pumps, have launched a new vertical steam driven pump which would be used during the unloading operations of VLCC tankers and FPSO vessels.
The Cargo Stripping Pumps are designed to pump the remaining crude oil and sea water from the cargo hold and pipe work of these large tankers.
The new pump has been designed to allow a structured modular build, with smaller pump casing assemblies which makes for easier casting and manufacture.
FTV Proclad has launched its Subsea Pro Flow, a revolutionary approach to manufacturing and supplying Subsea Flowspools which is designed to improve the accuracy and performance of the manifold system, reduce installation times and avoid potential problems during the installation process.
The Subsea Pro Flow solution has already secured two major contracts worth in excess of £16 million for projects in the Western Australia Subsea Market.
Proclad has unveiled its 3rd production line which is capable of generating 1500 metric tons of nickel alloy welding overlay.
The investment further enhances Proclad’s unique ability to offer integrated solutions to the Global Oil, Gas and Energy markets with manufacturing facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UK and Singapore.
Located in Proclad’s 50,000 square metre facility in Dubai, the new production line has reinforced its position as the global leader for Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) Clad Pipes, Pipelines, Fittings, Flanges and Piping / Pipeline spools.
Proclad has successfully completed the contract to manufacture and supply mechanical lined pipes for the Pertamina Martindok Gas Development project, located in Indonesia.
The project saw Proclad deliver 15 kilometres of 12" and 8" Alloy 825 Mechanical Lined Pipes for the joint consortium of Technip and Wika Jakarta Indonesia.
Proclad has continued to invest in its Mechanical Lined Pipe processes and it now boasts the world’s leading capacity for the product with its 38,000 tonne press.
Proclad’s unique ability to provide clients with a Total Supply Solution has secured two major contracts for the ADCO Rumaitha & Shanayel phase III projects in Abu Dhabi.
The Clad Pipe Spools contracts will see Proclad’s team of inhouse specialists in the design, engineering, procurement, cladding, machining, fabrication, testing, site installation and project management deliver major benefits to its clients, the Al Hassan Engineering Company and Robt Stone Middle East.
Proclad have secured a long term contract with Emerson Dubai to manufacture and supply Multiport Flow Selector Valves for various oilfield sites of Petroleum Development Oman.
The contract will see the Proclad major contracts team oversee the fulfilment of the project which will involve the cladding and machining of individual flanges before fabricating the items onto the finished valve.
Proclad’s expertise in delivering such a critical project to the superior standards it is renowned for was instrumental in securing the project.
Proclad International Forging (PIF) has invested £250,000 in refurbishing its 1000 tonne press as it looks to enhance its reputation for delivering forged components to the highest standard of quality.
The 1000 tonne press is a key element in the production process and whilst it was continuing to meet the industry tolerances, Proclad has shown its commitment to delivering a world class solution.
The project will see the press being completely dismantled, replacing the hydraulic systems and incorporating state of the art controls and safety design features.