Trelleborg Launches Buoyancy Repair Service for the Gulf of Mexico
Trelleborg’s offshore operation has formalized its Drill Riser Buoyancy Module (DRBM) repair offering for the Gulf of Mexico through its partnership with the Deepwater Riser Services division of Chet Morrison Contractors. Trelleborg is the only DRBM supplier offering certified third-party repair services with in-house production standards.
This new service will deliver significant time and cost savings to Trelleborg’s customers, who will now be able to have their buoyancy repaired at one of Chet Morrison Contractors’ four locations with convenient access to Gulf of Mexico. Chet Morrison Contractors underwent a stringent onsite audit to ensure that its processes and workmanship met Trelleborg’s high standards. Following the assessment, Chet Morrison Contractors were named as an Authorized Repair Center for Trelleborg.
John DeBlieux, Vice President of the Deepwater Riser Services division of Chet Morrison Contrators, says: “We are pleased to be certified as an authorized repair center for Trelleborg. Damage to DRBMs can happen at any time so it is critical that the module is assessed, repaired and returned to site as quickly as possible. By working in collaboration with Trelleborg, we can bring the buoyancy back to the highest performance possible using OEM approved processes, materials and standards.”
Alan McBride, Vice President Drilling and Syntactic Products for Trelleborg’s offshore operation, says: “Once we deliver products to our customers, the service doesn’t stop there. We are proactive business partners adding value through after sales services, such as local buoyancy repair to our own high standards. We strive to enhance the business performance and competitiveness of our customers and are delighted to offer this service, through our partnership with Chet Morrison Contractors. This is a further step in providing asset management support to our customers whenever and wherever they need us.”
DRBMs are installed to reduce a drilling riser’s net weight in water, and ensure that the structure and drilling vessel are supported. Trelleborg offers a range of DRBMs and ancillary products to fit all styles and types of drill riser.
Trelleborg’s offshore operation and Trelleborg Group
Using advanced polymer material technology, Trelleborg’s offshore operation provides high integrity solutions for the harshest and most demanding offshore environments. As part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg’s offshore operation specializes in the development and production of polymer and syntactic foam based seismic, marine, buoyancy, cable protection and thermal insulation products, as well as rubber-based passive and active fire protection solutions for the offshore industry. Within its portfolio are some long established and respected brands including, CRP, OCP, Viking and Emerson & Cuming. Trelleborg’s offshore operation has been providing innovative solutions to the industry for over 30 years. www.trelleborg.com/offshore
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK 31 billion (EUR 3.23 billion, USD 3.60 billion) and operations in about 50 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems, and the operations of Rubena and Savatech. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.