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MDL lines up largest tensioner yet

MDL lines up largest tensioner yet

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22 January 2018

Maritime  Developments  is  set  to  add  a  new  pipelay  tensioner  to  its  Offshore  Service  fleet  -  the  largest road-transportable system of its kind on the global rental market.
The MDL TTS-4/375 will be capable of 150-tonne pull force and 1500-tonne nominal squeeze. It features a 5.5m track contact length, ensuring safe and optimum handling of a wide range of product types and diameters – and just like the rest of the MDL portfolio, it can be transported by road to reduce transit costs.
After its first project in the EMEA region, the system is set to move later this year to the company’s new equipment base in Fourchon, Louisiana to form part of the MDL flex-lay spread available for hire in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thanks to its versatile  design,  the system  can be used in vertical  or horizontal  mode, including  on an incline, whilst maintaining all the unique safety features of the MDL TTS-4 range, including failsafe grip system, self-centring alignment and dual load monitoring.  
The innovation, as well as the company’s increased international activity, will be put on the spotlight at this year’s Subsea UK Business Awards in Aberdeen, Scotland, where MDL has been shortlisted in three categories: Global Exports, Innovation & Technology and Innovation for Safety.
Exhibiting  for  the  7th  year  running,  the  company  will  hope  to  convert  its  presence  at  the  show  into  cash for its chosen lifeboat charity, by running a prize raffle on the stand.
Derek Smith, CEO of MDL said: "Over  the  years,  Subsea  Expo  has  proven  to  be  a  highly  valuable  event,  drawing  in  like-minded  people, solely focused on the subsea sector - our specialist discipline.
"We  have  plenty  to  talk  about  at  this  year’s  show,  now  that  we’ve  ramped  up  our  international  activity with a new base in the Americas, and having grown our rental fleet further.
"We’re  also  pleased  to  have  been  shortlisted  for  the  prestigious  Subsea  UK  Awards,  which  underpin  our commitment to solving challenges faced by our customers worldwide.
"We hope that all this activity will generate plenty of traffic to the stand, so that we collect a healthy sum for the lifeboat - and that way give back to the industry that has given us so much over the last 18 years.”
MDL will be exhibiting at Subsea Expo 2018 in Aberdeen between 7-9 February on stand 64.