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Sembmarine SLP Announces MOU Solution to CAP437

– 12th December 2014

Industry collaboration solves the CAP437 compliance conundrum

Two offshore focused engineering companies have joined forces under an MOU, to offer the operators of offshore assets the only current comprehensive solution to the impending CAP437 - 7th Edition revisions. By 2016, operators on the UKCS with installations having fixed helidecks are required to comply with the latest standard, which will include the installation of an LED illuminated Circle & H, and a Deck integrated Fire Fighting system (DIFFs).

Internationally recognised EPC contractor Sembmarine SLP has been working closely with Proeon Systems Ltd., a provider of specialist integrated control systems in the Oil, Gas and Energy sector to provide a single point solution for this legislative change.

Dr Dorian Hindmarsh, Business Development Manager for Proeon said “The application of CAP437 could be a significant headache for the existing asset operators in the North Sea. By combining all the aspects and delivering the solutions as single planned package, the client is able to manage disruption to Helideck operations and cost, far more effectively”

For a typical solution, Sembmarine SLP will offer clients the complete certified installation of the LED illuminated circle-H, DIFF nozzles and pump skid all integrated to a Proeon developed control solution. This will provide Draeger based video flame detection, with optional CCTV functions, and operation of the helideck lighting, all tied into the platform’s ESD if required.

Sembmarine SLP’s Offshore Services Group Manager, Brett Hurrell said” Helidecks in the North Sea are constructed in many different configurations and sizes. Sembmarine SLP has experience in both steel and aluminium construction solutions, and having built over 40 helidecks for North Sea projects, we know what we’re dealing with from a client’s perspective, and also the environmental point of view.”

Sembmarine SLP working in collaboration with Proeon, firmly believes this solution is the first step to provide a safe, cost effective and comprehensive answer to the soon to be enforced helicopter operation safety system changes.

Solutions seminars to discuss customer requirements will be held in Aberdeen and Lowestoft early in the New Year.

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