Proserv launches subsea research and development centre in Norway


UK-based energy production technology services company Proserv has launched a global research and development (R&D) hub in Norway, to deliver its subsea innovations to the global market.

Located at Trondheim, Norway, the advanced R&D centre features a cutting-edge workshop spanning 500m², an extensive technology showroom for demonstrations and 1,100m² of office space for 50 new offices.

Proserv chief executive officer David Lamont said the R&D facility will represent another milestone in the company's rich growth story.

"The centre will serve as a global hub for all of our subsea R&D activities, which are at the core of our business, and where we will develop fit-for-purpose systems and solutions that are reliable, efficient and delivered in an ingeniously simple way for clients around the world," Lamont added.

"Located at Trondheim, Norway, the advanced R&D centre features a cutting-edge workshop spanning 500m²."

"As Norway's capital of technology, Trondheim was a natural fit for our R&D hub. It is home to The Norwegian University of Science and Technology and SINTEF, the largest independent research institute in Scandinavia, plus there is a large presence of energy companies based in the city."

Lamont added that the company aims to expand the group's R&D capabilities through its talented engineering team in Trondheim.

Proserv's Trondheim team has recently developed the Proserv's Seahawk in-situ video surveillance system, which is used for environmental monitoring and retrofit on brownfields. The new system can be installed on a subsea Christmas tree or manifold for visual monitoring of potential leakages.

Seahawk's in-built camera takes high-quality video and uses images to verify and confirm existing warning signals to determine a real threat.

Proserv developed Seahawk as a permanent alternative to the costly and time-consuming method of deploying remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) into subsea for monitoring assets offshore.

Image: (left-right) Proserv CEO David Lamont, Trondheim City chief executive Stein Arve Ytterdahl, Trondheim Facility general manager Tore Erntsen and Trondheim Country Mayor Tore Sandvil. Photo courtesy of Proserv.