Hydratight and AS Connector in Collaboration Agreement
DARLASTON, United kingdom -- Hydratight and AS Connector have signed a formal agreement to jointly supply subsea pipeline inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) solutions.
This collaboration comes as a response to better meet the technical challenges and ever increasing engineering specifications from the oil and gas offshore exploration and production sector of the market. As extraction takes place at increasing water depths, the combined strength of Hydratight and AS Connector offers clients complete solutions for remote pipeline repairs and also bring to market new offerings and solutions.
The combined offering allows for the remote deployment and installation of Hydratight mechanical connectors using innovative field proven systems and solutions. With over 45 years of subsea experience combined, this collaboration enables the subsea repair of deepwater, high pressure, high temperature, exotic material, horizontal pipelines and vertical riser installations, including steel catenary and hybrid towers.
Furthermore, complete solutions for pipeline freespan correction and autonomous riser cleaning and inspection, are just some of the additional services provided through this collaboration.
“Hydratight has significant track record supplying subsea solutions globally, including deepwater applications for remote operated mechanical connectors” said Paul Hughes, Global Subsea Leader at Hydratight. “By combining our expertise with that of AS Connector, we can offer an expanded and comprehensive portfolio of products and provide more efficient, optimised deepwater solutions to meet customers’ increasing demands.”
The subsea pipeline IRM offering is available to clients and the partnership has already been awarded its first joint project. This is currently undergoing FEED and is planned to take place on a remote vertical riser repair at 1,300m water depth offshore Angola.