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Contract award for deepwater buoyancy solution in Brazil

Distributed buoyancy modules will be used on three flexible production risers


CRP Subsea has recently been awarded a major contract from a leading energy technology company.  The contract involves the supply of 333 distributed buoyancy modules (DBMs) for a deepwater oil field project situated in the pre-salt Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

CRP Subsea’s DBMs will be used on three flexible production risers that carry oil from the subsea facilities to the floatation unit above. By maintaining a carefully engineered lazy wave configuration, the DBMs will effectively reduce the top tension exerted on the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. A high capacity compliant internal clamp will be employed, meticulously designed to provide a controlled uniform circumferential clamping pressure. This will maintain the DBMs position and eliminate the risk of pipeline damage, thereby prolonging the lifetime of the field.

James Harrison, Key Account Manager at CRP Subsea, states:

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected for this significant project. Our market-leading internal clamp technology continues to be the preferred solution for minimising installation risk and ensuring reliable operation of deepwater flexible risers. The urgency of the delivery requirements associated with this contract highlights our customers confidence in our ability to deliver quality products on time. We eagerly anticipate future collaborations and the opportunity to contribute to more projects.”

Manufactured at CRP Subsea’s state-of-the-art-manufacturing facility in the North West of England. Project engineering works have already commenced, with final delivery due later this year.

Product information

Distributed buoyancy modules (DBMs) are typically used between structures and a surface vessel or platform, providing uplift generated by a two-part buoyancy element and a clamp. CRP Subsea’s unique clamping solutions allows DBMs to be securely attached at any point along the length of a rigid or flexible pipeline or cable and ensures the modules maintain their position.

Find out more about our distributed buoyancy modules here or contact our team to discuss your requirements.

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