Delivery as promised is not always an easy task when you are asked to take on a challenge.
However in the Deepsea Atlantic yard stay the cooperation between Otech, AF Rig Services and Odfjell Drilling turned out to be the key to success.
“It is always good to know that you have a Client with proper values and the knowledge to push you further” was the short comment from our CEO, Odd Are Tveit in February 2014 while planning the project.
Over the months of January-March detail planning, constructive cooperation and open minded personnel resulted in a record breaking project.
The project itself sets a new standard for efficiency for a 5 Year Class Yardstay, proving Norwegian Quality still is competitive.
What was initially thought to be an inspection turned out to be one of the most extensive projects in 2014 for Otech Norway.
After mooring the Petrojarl FPSO Knarr at Aibel several weeks of complex, deep surface diving operations was initiated, including testing of turret mooring system. Planning together with Aibel, DOF Subsea and Teekay resulted in high focus of performing safe diving at 30 meters depth several weeks following NORSOK U-103.
“Great to see that investment in nitrox and hotwater system can give such increased efficiency” was the short comment from our Founder Odd Tveit in December.
In the cold waters of Norway, the project really verify the benefits of hot water suits and use of Nitrox as breathing mix providing maximum bottom times.
During one of our operations our divers managed to capture an historic moment in the history of Otech. This photo showing six divers gathered in the water at the same time is for us evidence that our investments in equipment improves the efficiency and increase the potential to expand our operations.
Surely this picture will be with us for a long time, and we want to say thank you to all of our employees who make such memorable moments possible.
Diving systems are constantly developing, Anders what type of systems do you think will be developed in the next years?
More mobile dive systems will most definitely come, Submarine Manufacturing & Products (SMP) have some really fascinating and innovative design on everything from scuba replacement system to 6-18 man saturation spreads, all IMCA, all mobile.
avantInterview with Otechs Dive Operation Manager- Next generation diving systems
At Otech we consider safety to be one of the most important aspects of a project. We want to guarantee that in case of an accident our employees are prepared and know exactly what to do and can act immediately. Therefore, we had an advanced first aid training with our supervisors.
At Otech we decided to invest in a new hot water system, to improve the situation subsea for our divers. The hot water system consist of diving suits specially adapted to the cold temperatures in the North Sea. With a double hot water system the two working divers are supported with up to 60l/min of hot water.