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Global Seminar Hailed a Success

19 September 2012

Plugfest was hosted by Tronic at its Low Mill Business Park base and saw representatives from BP, Solartron, Petrobras and GE Oil and Gas attend the event. The sub-sea connector firm, owned by Siemens, hosted the event as part of the standardisation event at the subsea excellence centre.

The event ran from September 10 to 14 and the company has hailed it as a great success.

Organised by Subsea Instrumentation Interface Standardisation the joint industry project aims to improvement subsea reliability through standardisation.

The event takes place in a bid to introduce standardisation in the subsea connector industry, along with improved communication efforts.

Mark Jones, managing director of Tronic, said: "We were delighted to host the PlugFest 2012 event and proud to welcome so many major industry players to our UK Subsea Excellence Centre.

"In 2010 we welcomed 13 participants over five days, resulting in many improvements in global subsea infrastructure.” Siemens’ Subsea Excellence Centre is home to the company’s Tronic products, which are market-leading subsea power and data connection systems used to enable the extraction of valuable reserves throughout the global subsea oil and gas industry. A Tronic spokeswoman added: "The goal is to achieve improvements in subsea reliability, with the aim to standardise the interface between subsea sensors and the subsea control system, working towards an open standard for the benefit of industry as a whole.”