WFS Technologies and Subsea Energy Solutions join forces03 June 2020

WFS Technologies (WFS) and Subsea Energy Solutions (SES) have joined forces to harness their combined global expertise and range of live condition monitored cable protection systems for the offshore energy industry.

The collaboration will see WFS utilise 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.

Together, the firms aim to help the industry further extend asset life and boost productivity by reducing costs and increasing efficiencies while also cutting its carbon footprint. They also anticipate increasing their market share in new areas across oil and gas, offshore wind and marine energy (wave, tidal and river).

Philip A.R. Stanyon, director at Yorkshire-based Subsea Energy Solutions, says: “As a business, we continuously want to push the boundary of what is possible to provide the best possible equipment for the offshore energy industry. 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.”

Moray Melhuish (pictured), commercial director at WFS Technologies, adds: “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.

“When we were looking for partners for our technology, we only wanted to work with the best and we knew the partnership with Subsea Energy Solutions would work seamlessly for us. They too have global connections which will further build upon our own established network as we, along with SES, look to scale our industry reach.”

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.

Adam Offord

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