WFS Technologies (WFS) has joined forces with Subsea Energy Solutions (SES) to harness their combined global expertise and market-leading range of live condition monitored cable protection systems for the offshore energy industry.
The collaboration will see WFS utilise its smart wireless Seatooth® technologies, which provide real-time insight in extreme environments, with SES’s offshore cable and subsea umbilical, riser and flowline protection systems.
Together, the firms aim to help the industry further extend asset life and boost productivity by reducing costs and increasing efficiencies while also cutting its carbon footprint. They also anticipate increasing their market share in new areas across oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy (wave, tidal and river).
Philip A.R. Stanyon, Director at Yorkshire-based Subsea Energy Solutions, said: “As a business, we continuously want to push the boundary of what is possible to provide the best possible equipment for the offshore energy industry.
“WFS systems are renowned for their unparalleled ability to communicate underwater. Integrating WFS sensing equipment onto SUB-VBR™ Vertebrae Bend Restrictors, SUB-FLEX™ Cable Protection Systems and SUB-BSR-D™ Dynamic Bend Stiffeners will allow motion data to be provided to the client, providing new insight into fatigue in real time.”
The WFS Seatooth technology allows wireless status transmission to and from the surface, sharing performance data as a continuous health check as well as providing additional confidence to clients when looking after their key assets. This innovative technology also avoids through-water cabling.
Moray Melhuish, Commercial Director at WFS Technologies, said: “By combining our products with SES, we are not only offering significant productivity and cost benefits, we are also reducing risk and improving carbon footprints. This is particularly pertinent to the oil & gas sector in light of the oil price and COVID-19, which has had a huge impact on resource, because our technology eliminates the need for vessels or remotely operated vehicles.
“When we were looking for partners for our technology, we only wanted to work with the best and we knew the partnership with Subsea Energy Solutions would work seamlessly for us. They also have a vast quantity of global connections which will further build upon our own established network as we, along with SES, look to scale our industry reach.”
This is the second collaboration that WFS has announced in as many months to support global growth for its patented Seatooth products. The Scottish firm has also signed a strategic oil & gas alliance with AeonX Limited (Nigeria) to promote and deliver the full range of state-of-the-art Seatooth products for asset integrity and flow assurance monitoring to existing and new clients in Nigeria.
AeonX is an integrated oil and gas engineering company, which provides subsurface and engineering services, and is also an advisory to the West Africa oil & gas industry. The firm partnered with WFS because it believes its range of wireless Seatooth asset and structural integrity monitoring devices were integral to AeonX’s continued success in West Africa and complemented their own specialist services to clients.
As a result, they are now able to provide wireless asset integrity monitoring including real-time insight into the condition of subsea infrastructure as well as pipeline temperature and pressure monitoring and structural fatigue monitoring.
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About WFS Technologies
WFS Technologies (WFS) is a world leader in subsea wireless automation, Subsea Internet of Things® (SIoT) and Subsea Cloud Computing Networks (SCCNs). The company has developed a range of subsea wireless instrumentation, control products and asset integrity management solutions for the energy industry to improve safety, increase operational flexibility, reduce costs and extend asset life.
WFS is believed to be the only company in the world to offer the offshore industry capability to transmit data through the water, air boundary and splash zones, or through solid materials such as steel plating and concrete using RF (Radio Frequency) communication. Its range of products allow for subsea asset integrity and flow assurance monitoring wirelessly.
Founded in 2003, WFS has delivered more than 7,000 Seatooth devices through its team of dedicated software and hardware engineers based in Livingston, Scotland.
For more information, visit www.wfs-tech.com/
About Subsea Energy Solutions
Subsea Energy Solutions, established in 2011, are extremely proud to service the global industries of Oil & Gas, Offshore Wind and Wave Tidal River Energy (Marine Energy) sectors.
We are certified to ISO 9001 : 2015, which means that you can be assured of our commitment to high quality products and services.
Our unique one-stop-shop provides project management, innovative design, in-house manufacturing, equipment assembly, load and pressure testing and onshore and offshore commissioning. We are able to provide everything from stock items to bespoke topside and subsea equipment.
Subsea Energy Solutions in-house services include polyurethane and buoyancy processing, machining and fabrication (coded welders), load and pressure testing services, onshore and offshore commissioning, combined with ongoing servicing and maintenance programmes.
Our senior management have together over 100 years of experience within the oil & gas and renewable energy sectors and our dynamic, innovative, flexible and fast paced team will endeavour to meet any project and schedule demands by drawing upon the wide range of in-house experience and in-house services.
Our mission is to consistently deliver on schedule and on budget allowing us to meet and exceed our clients ever increasing expectations by providing an unrivalled service and purchasing experience.
At Subsea Energy Solutions, service and quality is never an accident, it is always the result of intelligent effort.
For more information, visit www.subenesol.co.uk/Products