CDC Scotland Ltd are announced as finalists in two categories for the World Oil Awards, Rising to the Challenge: Innovative Technologies.  Winners will be announced at a gala event, Houston, TX, October 2016.

Based in Glasgow and Aberdeen, CDC Scotland Ltd, an engineering design house, are being recognised for their innovative offshore vessel designs.

The CDC Chameleon and CDC Heron, both concept DP2 self-propelled jack-ups, are designed specifically for P&A, decommissioning, well servicing and well intervention.  The Chameleon is nominated for the ‘Best Well Intervention’ award and the Heron for the ‘Best New Horizons Idea’. 

Iain Steven, Technical Director said “We are delighted to have been nominated in not one, but two categories.  To be recognised at this level for our innovative designs is a reflection on the commitment and perseverance of the entire team over the past few years.  We’d like to thank business partners and Scottish Enterprise who have worked with us and provided their support along the way."

Rigless intervention strategies, flexibility, sustainable cost-reductions are at the heart of CDC designs.  The company is currently in discussion with a number of 3rd party services providers who are considering CDC vessels as delivery vehicles for their own services.  Iain continues “Because our vessels are rigless there’s a greater amount of deck space on board and fewer personnel required.  A number of 3rd party service providers are viewing this as a means of delivering a more attractive service to their customers."

The CDC Chameleon is described as a ‘pocket MODU’ while the Heron with its second deck and extending cantilever, offers up to 90% more deck space than alternative vessels.  The Heron’s second deck also elevates, offering two industry sectors a ‘walk-to-work’ environment. Oil & Gas from main hull to well slot area and second deck to the drill floor, and when configured for offshore wind, at nacelle height for the inspection and repair of offshore wind turbines.

John Davies, Managing Director commented “We firmly believe our designs represent an advance in sustainable cost saving opportunities for offshore O&G and renewables.  We’re thrilled to have reached the finalist stages of these innovation awards.  Our designs have patents granted in the USA, Malaysia and Singapore, and we hope to see the first of our vessel designs at sea within the next 18 – 24 months."

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