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Contract award brings MDL tensioner to APAC


MDL has dispatched the new 4-track pipelay tensioner to Asia Pacific, after securing the first job for the system with a global offshore contractor.

The portable 110-tonne unit – unveiled recently during a client Open Day at the company's testing facility in Peterhead, Scotland – will be used for an umbilical installation in the Indian Ocean, to transition 28km of product from the beach to seabed, at 300m water depth.

The tensioner will be operated by the company's experienced crew as part of the MDL Offshore Service, providing flex-lay solutions for global projects, and the campaign is expected to conclude in early March.

MDL 110Te tensioner being lifted onto a vessel for transit to APAC
Mike Gaskin, MDL commercial director, said:

“This award, so soon after the system's delivery, demonstrates there is hunger in the industry for well thought-out, value-adding equipment – despite the negative market conditions.

“It's great to be supporting a global offshore contractor with our solution, and with an option to demobilise the system in the region there is an opportunity to assist other local operators in their cost-cutting efforts.

“This also follows shortly from the announcement of our new business development director for APAC, Paul Douglas, allowing us to provide ongoing support to our existing and future clients in Asia Pacific.”

The caterpillar-track TTS-4/310 Series Tensioner retains the unique safety and operational features of MDL's 4-track tensioner range, including failsafe grip system, self-centring track system and a modular, road-transportable design - making it an unparalleled solution for global operators and vessel owners looking to maximise their project opportunities while simultaneously reducing costs.

Thanks to the portable design, the 110Te unit comes as a more versatile and compact system than the traditional market offering for the equivalent working loads – commonly requiring two smaller tensioners for like-for-like operations.

The system is the biggest delivered by MDL to date, and will be the second TTS-4 system employed on operations in Asia Pacific, following a 50-tonne unit order to the region in 2014.

The project will be one of the spotlights of the company's presence at Subsea Expo 2017, where MDL will be exhibiting for the sixth year running, on stand 160.



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