Umbilical International Sets Up Facility in Glasgow
Surface to seabed specialist, Seanamic Group, is expanding its global umbilicals business with a new Umbilical International facility in Glasgow.
Initially it will offer umbilical repair and refurbishment for operators and contractors, in the lead up to full umbilical and cable manufacture.
Comprising Houston-based, Umbilicals International (UI) and Glasgow-based Caley Ocean Systems, Seanamic supplies fully integrated umbilical and handling systems for well intervention, workover and BOP (MUX and direct Hydraulic), saturation diving and subsea habitats, ROVs and submersibles.
Umbilicals International designs and manufactures custom dynamic thermoplastic umbilicals and cables for the offshore and seismic industries. The new UK facility will extend Umbilical International’s reach.
“The decision to expand the Umbilicals International business was prompted by the growing demand for dive umbilicals with a number of recent new contracts for our integrated dive handling systems,” said Alasdair MacDonald, CEO, Seanamic Group.
The Renfrew-based umbilical facility will offer the complete line of Umbilical International’s diving range, as well as offering a full repair and testing service.
David Henderson, business development manager, Seanamic said: “Although many companies talk about designing and building an integrated system, only Seanamic is 100% in-house. Its value lies in the depth of design experience with umbilical and LARS systems. This translates into de-risking the project both commercially and technically, enabling customers to sidestep integration issues – reducing project risk and cost.”