Fathom Systems secure supply to Technip-DeepOcean PRS Joint Venture in Norway

28th November 2016

Fathom Systems are delighted to confirm the signing of a contract for the supply of communications equipment as part of an upgrade to a PRS (Pipeline Repair System) Welding Habitat.  This is one of many specialist subsea assets maintained and operated by market leaders Technip-DeepOcean PRS Joint Venture (PRS JV) on behalf of Statoil and has the capability of providing a high end, safe working environment for the hyperbaric welding of 8” to 48” pipelines.

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The equipment chosen by PRS JV is a variety of both fibre optic based and acoustic communications equipment from the Fathom Systems standard product portfolio, with a small amount of additional bespoke engineering effort required in order to meet with the Client's exact requirements.

Stuart Falcus, BD Manager for Fathom Systems, comments:

“Following four months of discussion with our Client, we are thrilled to be awarded this high profile contract from PRS JV and for such a critical application.  To be involved in any commercial diving related project in Norway is an achievement in itself and sets the benchmark for the industry sector that we work in.  Once again Fathom Systems have been selected as the preferred supplier for both fibre optic based Digital Diver Communications and acoustic ‘Through Water Communications’ equipment – packaged separately to meet with strict industry rules and regulations.  We are committed to supplying a value for money, engineered solution using our world class products and in a tight timeline to meet with our Client's operational requirements.  We very much look forward to seeing our equipment installed and commissioned on this asset and to interfacing with existing Fathom Systems equipment on the host DSV.”

The PRS - Pipeline Repair System comprises a wide range of equipment for pipeline repair, both manned and remotely operated, including automatic welding machines, habitats, hot tap units and concrete removal tools.  The assets are maintained and operate from the Killlingøy Subsea & Offshore Base near Haugesund, with both Technip and DeepOcean working together to provide experienced management, engineering, technical and operational personnel for Statoil’s world leading remote and diving based subsea repair and installation projects.

The Technip-DeepOcean PRS Joint Venture was awarded by Statoil a new frame agreement for Pipeline Repair System Pool services and has been in place since December 1st 2014 with a firm duration of five years as well as three optional periods of two years each.

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Images courtesy of Technip-DeepOcean PRS JV.

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