Secc are pleased to have been selected as finalists in Subsea UK’s coveted Innovation for Safety Award category. The Innovation for Safety Award recognises an innovation made in a system or piece of technology that has significantly contributed to improving safety within the subsea sector.
Secc chose to nominate their Hot Make Hot Break (HMHB) connector for this award due to its increased prominence as an Emergency Quick Disconnect (EQD) in the global subsea riserless intervention market. The HMHB decreases operation risks and improves the safety of interventions conducted from a dynamically positioned (DP2) vessel. In the event of a vessel drifting off whilst anchored via the fluid conduit to the subsea asset, the HMHB will passively disconnect with no spill to the marine environment. The HMHB therefore provides protection to the environment, subsea asset, vessel and personnel.
Winners were announced at the prestigious Subsea UK Awards Dinner and Ceremony that took place on 8th February at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, during the Subsea Expo 2018 – Europe’s largest subsea exhibition and conference. The event was hosted by Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK alongside guest speaker Lord Digby Jones, UK Government minister and chairman of Triumph Motorcycles. 600 industry professionals and leaders attended the sold-out awards event, representing a diverse mix of oil and gas operator, service and technology companies.
Unfortunately Secc were unsuccessful in gaining the title this year, narrowly missing out to The Underwater Centre. Despite this, the event successfully helped to spread the message about their best-available safest EQD technology. Secc will continue to develop the HMHB and they aim to clinch the title for the award next year.