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Seadrift Offshore

Offshore ROV Handling Systems, Termination and Recovery Solutions, and Destructive Portable Umbilical Testing

Riverside Mills,
Saddleworth Road,
HX05 0RY West Yorkshire,
United Kingdom

Riverside Mills,
Saddleworth Road,
HX05 0RY West Yorkshire,
United Kingdom

Seadrift Offshore

Seadrift Offshore (Seadrift) delivers simple to maintain and operate tether management systems (TMS) and launch and recovery systems (LARS) for the offshore industry.

Launch and recovery systems for oil and gas applications

Seadrift designs a series of LARS systems using the most durable and cost-effective materials.

Designed and built according to DNV standard 2.22 for lifting appliances, they are reliable, safe, and easy to construct / operate, and need minimal maintenance in the field.

The company’s standard Goliath LARS systems are also available with bespoke components upon the client’s request, such as larger working envelopes, passive damping and complemented with construction and survey modes.

Tether management systems (TMS)

Seadrift specialises in the design, manufacture, supply and service of ‘Top Hat’ TMS, which are built to be safe, reliable and simple to operate.

The company’s standard TMS includes:

  • 6000 Work Class Maverick 1
  • 6001 Work Class Maverick 11
  • 6005 Work Class Massimino
  • 6015 Work Class Massimo
  • 6300 Rig Support Mantis

Seadrift’s TMS designs have also been developed to provide longer excursions distances and become increasingly compact.

The twin-latching system enables safe operational control during tether launch and recovery, and all parts are easy to install and maintain.

Each design incorporates a constant tension system and a unique, fleeting vertical-to-horizontal sheave system (VHSS), which extends tether life and enables long-term cable recovery.

Emergency recovery tools (ERT)

Seadrift supplies a range of operator-controlled and fail-safe systems, which can be easily deployed to safely recover a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and TMS and are manufactured in conjunction with any design of termination socket.

They are simple-to-install and are produced from 316L stainless-steel. Other materials are available on request.

Umbilical termination sockets (UTS)

Made from fully machined billet, Seadrift’s range of 17-4-PH robust termination sockets ensure integrity and longevity in adverse offshore environments.

Umbilical testing facility (UTF)

Seadrift accurately measures and records umbilical breaking forces and elongation using portable, programmable logic controller (PLC) operated tensile test equipment for safe and consistent results.

The company safely and consistently measures the cable elongation and breaking force via a hard-wired pendant. Data is automatically retained and can be exported to assist clients to help determine the lifespan of an umbilical, enabling the scheduling of global operations.

The software creates a performance history database, which supplies details on cable life.

The 100Te SWL 20 container has a diesel generator to provide power in remote locations and can be used on a variety of umbilical sizes.

Refurbishment and upgrade of handling components

Seadrift has a full range of after-sales services to all makes and models of offshore handling equipment, including:

  • A-Frames
  • TMS and ROVs
  • Winches
  • Offshore maintenance services
  • Full workshop services
  • Reverse engineering, including worn-parts
  • Load testing and re-certification
  • Shot blasting and surface coating
  • Upgrades and modifications
  • Fabrication

Offshore engineering and design facilities

Seadrift employs a skilled and experienced design team that supplies innovative solutions within the oil and gas industry. Having had extensive field experience, the team has gained a thorough knowledge of end-user requirements.

The company provides a variety of engineering services, including:

  • Solid works
  • Mechanical design and detailed drawings
  • Concept and design calculations
  • Finite analysis
  • Project management

About Seadrift Offshore

Formed in 2003, Seadrift Offshore initially repairs and refurbishes LARS on offshore oil and gas installations in West Africa.

The company has a strong track record with a commitment on innovation and problem solving, which is clearly demonstrated with the introduction of umbilical and tether latching tools and termination sockets.

Seadrift can also assist clients with system installation and offers a 24-month parts and labour warranty.

Seadrift Offshore

Riverside Mills

Saddleworth Road


HX05 0RY

West Yorkshire

United Kingdom

Mark Guinan (technical director)

Elaine Bowes (office manager)