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Offshore West Africa- FPSO

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Through February and March of 2017, the Otech team has been working offshore the West African coast in Mauritania.

A FPSO vessel was the target with a scope including inspection, cleaning, measurements and general IMR. As always excecution time was of high importance.

The Otech project team, consisting of technicians, dive supervisor, divers and engineers prepared the equipment and personnel mobilization utilizing the resources both in Norway and Las Palmas. 

Our LDC vessel, designed for offshore operations, supported the crew during the operations, keeping our quality and safety standard. 

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Glen Lyon FPSO, Hook-up preparations

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One of the larger projects for Otech in 2016 is the hook-up preparations for the newbuilt FPSO Glen Lyon.

Built to process and store oil and gas from the redeveloped Schiehallion and Loyal fields in the UK North Sea, the FPSO has a highly advanced turret system.

Otech was awarded the contract of removing all seafastening and performing necessary tests on the chainconnectors and turret system at Aibel Yard in Haugesund.

The extensive BP pre-qualification process and the six month planning and engineering phase ensured a dynamic and well excecuted project.

 

Link to BP page:   http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/bp-magazine/locations/north-sea-glen-lyon.html

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Deepsea Atlantic

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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.

 

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FPSO Knarr- Nitrox proves its value..

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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.

 

 

 

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Historic photograph!

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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.

 

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Interview with Otechs Dive Operation Manager- Next generation diving systems

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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.

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Safety Training- CPR

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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.

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Equipment- New Hot Water Suits

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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.

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New Equipment

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Acquiring new equipment and adding more efficiency to our operations is part of a long term strategy to be a innovative contractor. By introducing advanced Nitrox diving systems our operational efficiency increases and safety in the operations reaches a higher level, all in compliance with our policies. The systems are containerized to maintain lowest possible

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Welcoming New Employees

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Otech is very proud to announce the welcoming of four new employees to our teams.

Gabriel Estevez is the new Managing Director in the Las Palmas branch office. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Shipping & Logistics from the University of Middelsex of London. He is a highly qualified

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