Ashtead Technology, British underwater equipment rental company, has secured a deal with Neptune Oceanographics Limited, adding underwater leak detection products to its rental fleet.
The company said that it will now offer Neptune’s leak detection systems and sensors including long range fluorescence and passive acoustics for rent to customers.
Tim Sheehan, commercial director of Ashtead Technology, said: “With billions invested in installing subsea infrastructure around the world, inspection, repair and maintenance of pipelines becomes increasingly important. As part of the need to ensure pipeline integrity, periodic inspections deploying leak detection systems alongside other tools are required to identify and prevent problems. Neptune’s best-in-class leak detection systems are therefore a welcome addition to our rental fleet.”
Ashtead Technology said that this deal comes as the company ramps up its efforts to add technology and services which help customers reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Sheehan added: “Our industry must address the underlying cost base and efficiency challenges and, at Ashtead, we are striving to play our part by helping our customers to drive down costs and increase efficiency. Today’s announcement follows our introduction of a proprietary web based portal called Aperto which offers major savings and efficiencies in how subsea companies order, track and monitor subsea equipment rentals.”
Ashtead Technology will promote and supply Neptune’s leak detection equipment to a global market, providing customers with access to a range of fluorescent, acoustic, methane and hydrocarbon detection tools.