Promising future for offshore oil and gas producers

Main Image Oil Review MayFaccin has introduced heavy-duty plate bending rolls capable of bending thick steel plates to be used in the assembly of mega-structures for the oil and gas industry

In the last few years, there has been a high concern in the oil and gas market with weak demand and low prices. This has hit offshore production strongly, but now oil prices are steady and stabilized and the promise of a brighter future for the offshore industry lies ahead.

The oil and gas industry is forecasting continued growth in demand, which, along with production decline from existing fields draws a positive perspective for the need for offshore field development. Major offshore oil producing countries that account for 43 per cent of total offshore oil output including Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Mexico, Norway and the United States continue to increase exploration and production.

The offshore industry is moving upwards through innovation and change, which will prove to be a long, sustained progression based on a viable business model.

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Alongside with the oil and gas companies there is an important sector in expansion, the specialised structures construction, which makes possible to build bigger and safer oil and gas structures. Faccin provides heavy-duty plate bending rolls capable of bending thick steel plates that later on will be used in the assembly of mega-structures for the oil and gas industry.

The most exigent manufacturers come to Faccin when they need to bend thick steel plates for critical projects like the construction of offshore oil and gas platforms, jackets and decks. The HAV series are recognised worldwide as the most advanced and powerful model of electronic 3-roll bending roll. HAV combines rolling power and maximum pre-bending precision, assuring very high performance and versatility with the highest quality bending. The special variable geometry configuration makes it suited to medium-heavy and heavy rolling processes for plates with thickness up to 300 mm. All the HAV series are fitted with the EPS system for electronic synchronised control of roll parallelism within tolerances of less than 0.2 mm, guaranteed over time, as they are not subject to mechanical wear or delay of hydraulic drives.

imageedit 2 2119899231The combination of top quality components, the High Precision and productivity Package of the Faccin Ap and EPS system make the HAV one of the most technologically advanced Plate Rolls on the market.

For specific customer projects, Faccin’s professional engineering and R&D department designs and produces customized solutions that effectively suit the client needs.

Faccin is one of the world leaders, with more than 50 years’ experience, in the design, manufacturing and commercialisation of plate bending rolls, profile bending machines, dished head machinery and special machines including ship frame bending rolls and roll presses, plate straightening machines and the long 3-roll bending rolls, HAV-2P, designed to support the production of pipes over 18 metre.

Through an extensive network of subsidiaries, Faccin provides thorough sales and after-sales service worldwide.

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