ABERDEEN, UK – Ashtead Technology is launching a new service with plans to increase efficiency and drive down risk and cost in subsea and marine operations.
The company said it has already delivered integrated product applications to several of its clients and is currently using this approach on projects worth £6 million ($7.5 million), which has spurred it to establish a dedicated Engineered Measurement Solutions Group. The group will focus exclusively on this solutions-based approach to complex applications, including attitude monitoring, vibration and stress monitoring, optical metrology, data communications, engineering data analysis and integrity management.
Ross Macleod, technical director of Ashtead Technology, who is heading up the Engineered Measurement Solutions Group commented: “Ashtead sees a very different future within the offshore sector where cost efficiency is not just talked about but is inherent in every project or operation. Our aim is to provide integrated solutions that reduce vessel-time and allowsubsea infrastructure to be more efficiently managed through its lifecycle.
“We see real-time, remote information connectivity from subsea to desktop as an essential part of this transformation. Capturing high quality, accurate information in real-time from underwater equipment and infrastructure allows operators to make quicker, better informed decisions which can dramatically reduce costs and risk.”
Centered in Ashtead’s global headquarters in Aberdeen, the new group will deliver global solutions across the drilling, construction, production, asset integrity, and decommissioning sectors.
Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead Technology, added: “The development of our solutions service along with our recent expansion in the Middle East allows us to work much more closely with our clients to effect essential change within our industry.”