Lloyd’s Register (LR), a provider of integrity, compliance and specialist risk consulting services, has begun its Subsea Inspection Services to support underwater inspections of subsea pipelines, assets and facilities to energy companies operating offshore.
Services include project management, consultancy, personnel, quality control, data processing and data management, applicable to remotely operated vehicle, autonomous underwater vehicle and diver projects. They
Headed by Andrew Inglis, subsea inspection manager, LR, services will be provided to operators and contractors in the offshore oil and gas, wind farm and submarine cable sectors.
“LR has significant capability and experience within the subsea sector including management of a wide range of offshore projects and operations across the energy mix,” said Inglis. “By uniting this expertise and experience with our focus upon safety, quality and cost-efficiency, we aim to be the preferred subsea inspection management supplier for our clients.”
Growth is forecast in all of these areas with research by Rystad Energy – one of Norway’s strategy consultancy companies – highlighting that subsea installations will increase production levels in the oil and gas sector from 15 MMb/d to 35 MMb/d by 2030. It anticipates a rapid recovery in maintenance, modifications and operations expenditure.
In the offshore wind sector Douglas Westwood highlights that US$215.8 billion (€200 billion) of capital expenditure will result in installed capacity of more than 70GW by 2025, generating significant future operations and maintenance activities.
LR has already delivered subsea inspection contracts for major operators in the North Sea and Trinidad.
“With a good portfolio of work projects on the horizon, we look forward to making sure we actively do our part to help operators achieve their objectives of achieving a safe, efficient and sustainable sector,” said Inglis.
Managed and coordinated in Aberdeen, the Subsea Inspection Service will be delivered to clients in all offshore energy regions through LR’s global network of office locations.