RiSE issue 2

There has been lots of activity here at Balmoral since my last newsletter column. As I write, the finishing touches are being made to our new subsea test centre, laboratory suites and elastomer manufacturing centre.…
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Having introduced a range of proven high temperature thermal insulation systems suitable for use on subsea Christmas trees, manifolds, spool pieces and jumpers, etc, Balmoral has installed additional equipment to process its silicone and high…
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Remotely operated and autonomously operated vehicles are becoming more sophisticated in the tasks being demanded of them – from oceanographic survey and installation work to oil and gas exploration and production applications. The global demand…
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Balmoral’s highly respected technical team has taken occupation of the company’s new custom designed and purpose built laboratories at company HQ in Aberdeen. Technical manager at Balmoral Offshore Engineering, Gregg Stewart, says: “This is further…
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Construction of the new Balmoral Subsea Test Centre is practically complete with another new pressure vessel coming into service. The latest addition offers internal dimensions of 1.8m dia x 7m long with a maximum working…
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Taking a proactive response to the ever-changing environment of industry and manufacturing, Balmoral has identified the advantages to be achieved by instigating an innovation development capability that expands the focus beyond the immediate expectations of…
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Vortex induced vibrations (VIV) can be highly detrimental to slender tubular elements such as risers and flowlines. The most widely used technique to reduce VIV on cylindrical structures is a helical strake system. Balmoral VIV…
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Bend stiffeners are used to support flexible pipe, umbilicals and cables when connected to rigid structures or a floating production system where there is a requirement to control the minimum bend radius of the pipe.…
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Balmoral Comtec was recently named as one of the companies successful in achieving funding for an engineering design study into alternative structural material and manufacturing processes to be used in the production of wave energy…
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Balmoral products such as surface and subsurface buoyancy, cable protection and anti-fouling coatings have been tailored for use by the offshore wind, wave and tidal sectors with the company developing a cost effective series of…
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The Gulf of Mexico market is showing signs of increased activity with the award of drilling permits and approved deepwater production and tie-back projects going ahead. Balmoral’s Houston office continues to service the company’s US-based…
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BOE has been the subject of numerous positive client audits during the last few months, culminating in the company’s successful re-certification to ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 management system standards by Lloyds Register of Quality…
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The business continues to innovate and this has been evident in a recent investment in the new e-learning QHSE training solution which provides access to more than 77 video articles covering key issues in Workplace…
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2016 witnessed a year of change for Balmoral Newcastle, the company’s mould making and fabrication division. The biggest of these changes was the implementation of ISO9001/OHSAS 18001 which was achieved at the first attempt following…
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The company’s in-house training facility, the ‘Balmoral Skills Academy’, was established in 2012 to meet the needs of the critical skills shortage facing the industry at the time. The Scottish Qualifications Authority-accredited academy has grown…
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2017 is a particularly special year for Balmoral’s in-house charity, Friends of ANCHOR, as it marks 20 years since the charity began; a charity with a vision to help make cancer and haematology care in…
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If you have visited Group HQ in Aberdeen over the past 12 months or so you will have noticed a considerable amount of infrastructure works taking place across the site. Spanning 45 acres Balmoral Park…
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