CNR International (UK) Ltd (CNR) has awarded engineering specialist Severn Unival a three-year contract to manage control and choke valve populations across its five North Sea platforms.
Severn Unival’s brief is to ensure that the control and choke valves on these mature assets operate effectively and efficiently to support productivity and satisfy KP4 Health & Safety objectives associated with ageing platforms.
The contract, which was won following a competitive market tender, demonstrates CNR’s ongoing confidence in the quality of Severn Unival’s technical support. It will run back-to-back with a previous three-year contract initially awarded in 2006, then lengthened with all available extension options.
CNR’s Instrument Technical Authority Craig Reid says it is Severn Unival’s intelligence-led engineering that sets it apart from the competition.
“Our objective is to extend the life of our North Sea assets to maximise profitability without compromising safety,” Reid explains. “Severn Unival’s philosophy is to consider each control valve individually as well as treating the population as a whole. This ultimately proves to be the most cost-effective approach. It underpins precise technical specifications that enable shrewd repair, retrofit and replacement activity.”
Andy Woodward, Sales Manager for North Sea Services at Severn Unival, believes that ageing assets require carefully prioritised maintenance routines to ensure safety, integrity and reliability. The firm’s extensive repair intelligence data, coupled with the expertise of its engineers, mean management work-lists are well-optimised to focus attention where it is most needed.