WFS, SES partner for offshore monitoring systems

Moray Melhuish commercial director at WFS TechnologiesSmart wireless subsea solutions provider WFS Technologies (WFS) has joined forces with Subsea Energy Solutions (SES)

This deal will allow them to harness their range of live condition monitored cable protection systems for the offshore energy industry.

WFS will use its smart wireless Seatooth technologies, which provide real-time insight in extreme environments, with SES’s offshore cable and subsea umbilical, riser and flowline protection systems.

Philip A.R. Stanyon, director at Yorkshire-based Subsea Energy Solutions, said, “WFS systems are renowned for their unparalleled ability to communicate underwater. Integrating WFS sensing equipment onto SUB-VBR Vertebrae Bend Restrictors, SUB-FLEX Cable Protection Systems and SUB-BSR-D Dynamic Bend Stiffeners will allow motion data to be provided to the client, providing new insight into fatigue in real time.”

The WFS Seatooth technology allows wireless status transmission to and from the surface, sharing performance data as a continuous health check as well as providing additional confidence to clients when looking after their main assets.

Moray Melhuish, commercial director at WFS Technologies, said, “By combining our products with SES, we are not only offering significant productivity and cost benefits, we are also reducing risk and improving carbon footprints. This is particularly pertinent to the oil and gas sector in light of the oil price and COVID-19, which has had a huge impact on resource, because our technology reduces the need for intervention and can extend asset life.

This is the second collaboration that WFS has announced in as many months to support global growth for its patented Seatooth products. The Scottish firm has also signed a strategic oil and gas alliance with AeonX Limited (Nigeria) to promote and deliver the full range of Seatooth products for asset integrity and flow assurance monitoring to existing and new clients in Nigeria.

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