Combi Reeler

Client challenge

 A global Tier 1 asset integrity solutions providers needed to reduce the equipment footprint on the back of a vessel which was due to embark on a multi-service decommissioning project in the North Sea. This solution had to be delivered in 6 weeks to make the contracted vessel sailing time, this was half the standard delivery time for conventional equipment.


ITC engineering team proposed to combine the HPU and umbilical reeler in the same skid. This would reduce the deck footprint by half and remove the safety hazards of the interconnecting hoses. It also reduced manpower required to operate. ITC created a dedicated project team and used experience gained for previous manufacture of separately skidded systems to design the new combined package. A project plan was developed detailing all the key manufacturing milestone that had to be met to ensure an on-time delivery. The design was kept “live” to match these milestones while enabling changes to accommodate the limited components availability options that could be sourced in the short time frame.

The Results

The new design combi HPU and reeler was designed, built and function tested within the required 6 weeks and delivered to the client vessel. I has since performed a number of operations on the project without incident with the decommissioning delivery team giving very positive feedback of the its’ performance.

Client senior manager – just a brief few words to thank you and your team for achieving safe delivery of the combined HPU / Spooler unit, considering the initial delivery was quoted at 12 weeks, to pull delivery in to 6 weeks is a major achievement and testament to you and your teams dedication and experience in this field. This early delivery allowed us to fulfil our commitments to our client which has been well received.

ITC Hydraulic Services Ltd is a dynamic solution-driven company, that delivers a flexible, fast response and cost- effective service tailored specifically to the needs of our clients. Established in 1999 providing an onsite hydraulic service to the offshore, subsea, agricultural, mobile and industrial sectors and since 2012 headquartered just outside Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, in a purpose-built facility. ITC’s goal is always to deliver the highest quality of service and build upon its’ established reputation for quality and flexibility.

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