Survitec strengthens offshore safety services

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Survitec Group, a provider of safety and survival solutions, has restructured its offshore division in response to changes in the offshore market that signal an anticipated increase in demand for safety equipment.

The offshore market is emerging from its recent low-point, while the offshore wind market has grown exponentially over the last decade. Survitec says that investments made in its offshore division, specifically within the Americas, are very much tailored to meeting the sector’s emergent safety requirements.

A key aspect of the investment made by Survitec has been the development of a single-service supplier concept, Energy 360, which is a similar service Survitec introduced to the merchant marine segment by way of SOLAS 360. However, the Energy 360 relates more specifically to offshore evacuation, offshore abandonment, turbine transfer, operations, and maintenance.

Survitec says that the Energy 360 could revolutionise an offshore operator’s safety equipment needs, from procurement, servicing, and replacement, while reducing risks and optimising service costs. The solution supports demand for more extensive through-life equipment servicing, indicative from a spate of recent service contracts received by Survitec from across the offshore and wind energy sectors.

Global Energy Sales Director Gary Ceeney says, “with today’s wind farm installation, maintenance, and crew transfer vessels operating under the same safety regimes as rigs, platforms, anchor handlers, OSVs, and PSVs, we can help reduce the operational challenges offshore operators and crew face when meeting the regulatory requirement. Even unmanned wind turbines have a safety requirement”.

Ross Wilkinson, vice-president of the UK and Scandinavia who leads Survitec Global Energy says, “a number of major offshore operators have recently renewed their global lifeboat service agreements with Survitec, but have broadened the scope to include lifeboat re-hooking and the service of all firefighting and survival equipment”.

Survitec recently launched the Evacuator, the world’s first fireproof emergency descent system designed to evacuate people in time critical emergency situations.