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Subsea tools for trenching pipelines in focus

May 09, 2019
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Stephen Cochrane, director of subsea at Rotech Subsea speaks to ADIPEC News about plans for the company’s new equipment


How does the company serve the oil and gas industry?

Rotech Subsea supply state-of-the-art controlled flow jetting and excavation equipment for a non-contact and safe method of trenching pipelines. The equipment is also used for free span correction to stabilise the pipelines as well as deburial of the pipelines for inspection and repair. As well as providing this new RS equipment, Rotech provide specialised personnel to operate.

What role does ADIPEC 2019 Offshore & Marine – commercial Dive and ROV segment play for your business?

This will allow Rotech to discuss first hand with the client base the opportunities in the subsea region, allowing us to demonstrate our track record here and the experience since 1994 in the industry.

How important is this region to your business? What opportunities do you see here?

Since re-entering the region in 2018, we at Rotech have been overwhelmed with the enquires, projects and demand from clients wishing to use the new RS equipment which is up to seven times more powerful than any other equipment we have built and operated previously. In 2018, the works in the region contributed to 20 per cent of the Rotech Subsea revenue and we expect a substantial growth in 2019.

What plans do you have for regional investment/expansion?

Rotech Subsea have invested in over US$2 million to design and build a new systems now known as the TRS1-LD. This system was purpose built for the region and has successfully completed nine scopes of work since October 2018. This system is now permanently based in Dubai and the company is looking at further expansion in the area to meet the demand.


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