Maritime Developments puts kit saved from Ceona to use

Maritime Developments' 400 tonne reel drive system
Maritime Developments' 400 tonne reel drive system

A north-east back deck systems maker has deployed a piece of rental kit it rescued from Ceona Offshore, which went bust late last year.

Maritime Developments initially delivered the 400-tonne reel drive system to Ceona in mid-2014, but agreed to buy it back from administrators at an auction after the stricken subsea engineering contractor folded.

Maritime, which has bases in Aberdeen, Peterhead and the US, wrapped up the deal in March before swiftly putting the system to work on its first ever mission, installing risers and umbilicals in the UK continental shelf.

The project concluded at the end of June, at which point the system moved onto its next job, off the coast of Canada.

George Mackintosh, operations director at Maritime, said: “We are extremely proud of this system, which stands testament to the quality engineering behind our equipment, and the value of our durable design.

“Although recently our third-generation RDS has been gaining huge interest among operators, our second-generation systems are still a class above the traditional offering on the market, representing higher operational efficiency and safety, coupled with reducing mission time, and therefore campaign costs.

“This latest addition to our hire fleet has further strengthened our global service capabilities. Together with the second 4-track tensioner currently approaching delivery, it allows us to provide complete flex-lay spreads to projects in different global locations.”