Aberdeenshire company calls on further innovations to support the oil & gas sector
Ian Clark, managing director of ITC Hydraulics
ITC Hydraulics, the hydraulic solutions specialist, showcased two of its newest innovations at ADIPEC.
The Aberdeenshire-based business, which employs 16 staff, introduced its new Casing Jack and Combo Reeler to the Middle Eastern market, for the first time, during one of the world’s key oil and gas exhibition and conferences, which took place from the 9th to the 12th November.
Ian Clark, managing director of ITC Hydraulics, says, “We took two of our latest product offerings to ADIPEC at a time when service companies, like ourselves, need to look at bringing cost and time saving solutions to the market. We need to be providing our clients with groundbreaking products to support the sector during challenging times, and organisations most definitely need to bring something new to the table and innovation is key.”
Ian continues, “Our Combo Reeler was designed with vessel deck space in mind, as it is at such a premium. We have designed a hydraulic umbilical hose reel with integral HPU as one unit, rather than two, for the deployment of hoses/cables for subsea operations.
“This allows the self-propelled hose reeler to be installed on deck without the requirement of connecting hoses between the reeler and the HPU, minimising footprint and deck trip hazards. Our new Casing Jack is operated topside or can be adapted for subsea use with quick mobilisation and demobilisation times, therefore reducing costs.”
Ian concludes, “Deeper cost cutting is a continuing key theme for the oil majors and service companies need to be able to offer and respond to this.”
ITC’s client list includes Subsea 7, Aker Solutions and Oceaneering.