Deepwater Test Tank Announced by Score Subsea

Score Subsea and Wellhead Limited a subsidiary of Score Group plc is delighted to announce the unveiling of its deepwater test tank at new facilities in Aberdeenshire.

The tank measures 12m x 6m x 6m and holds 432,000 litres of water.  This makes it one of the largest indoor tanks in the UK for deepwater subsea testing purposes with the ability to test up to a maximum of 45,000psi.  The tank has been specifically built to have the capability of handling larger and heavier pieces of equipment such as Subsea trees and associated equipment.  To work in conjunction with the test tank, two gantry cranes have also been commissioned with safe working load (SWL) of 50 ton and 10 ton allowing easy movement from loading bay, throughout the facility and testing area. When the tank is not in operation for deepwater testing it will be used dry as a safe bunker for extremely high pressure hydrostatic testing using a Kevlar Net as the safety cover, then flooded for high pressure gas testing.

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Deepwater Test Tank is one of the biggest in the UK

This has been a major investment by Score Subsea, independent of all valve manufacturers and suppliers, and operates from a 160 acre site on the south side of Peterhead alongside other Score Group companies.  Other services provided by the Subsea division include general and qualification testing, subsea & surface trees, valve services (subsea and wellhead), hydraulic services, and Engineering Design and Consultancy services.

On the announcement of the new facility, Conrad Ritchie said “We are delighted to announce this opening of this class leading facility at a time when our industry continues to emerge from an unprecedented down turn. This investment is a bold statement of optimism and confidence in the economies in which we operate”.


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Bill Urquhart Managing Director Score Subsea alongside Conrad Ritchie Managing Director Score International