RINA group adds engineering expertise
17 September 2015
D'Appolonia, the independent engineering consulting company of RINA Group, headquartered in Italy, has strengthened its expertise in the marine offshore oil and gas sector by acquiring a majority stake in Fano-based SeaTech Srl.
SeaTech provides analysis and design services, manages projects for offshore pipelines, subsea systems and structures and met-ocean monitoring systems, and also provides engineering supervision services on site.
Roberto Carpaneto, CEO, D'Appolonia, says, "Having SeaTech as part of the group helps us to consolidate our engineering expertise in the oil & gas sector, especially in the growth area of subsea systems and deep-water exploration."
SeaTech provides specialised engineering services to main contractors and major engineering companies operating in the oil and gas industry. Founded in 2000, today SeaTech has a turnover of Euro 2.8m. SeaTech will be 68 per cent owned by D'Appolonia with the remaining shares held by the founders. Examples of its work include: in 2000 SeaTech's specialists worked for Saipem in the Blues Stream project that at the time held the record for installation water depth (2150 m), and was the first pipeline protected by polypropylene anticorrosion coating. In 2003 SeaTech performed its first design of subsea structures (FLETs and PLETs) on behalf of Saibos, for the Kizomba B project. From 2004 to 2012, SeaTech was involved in the Kashagan project that was at that time the largest reservoir discovered in the world and had particular technical peculiarities due to the hostile environment, both onshore and offshore. In 2013 SeaTech carried out the FEED of Bahr Essalam phase 2 project for Tecnomare. In 2015 Seatech delivered to Edison the met-marine and structural monitoring system for the Vega platform.
D'Appolonia S.p.A provides integrated engineering services to the public and private markets in the areas of the environment, oil and gas, infrastructure and transport, electronics and telecommunications. D'Appolonia is part of the RINA Group, a leading international classification, verification and certification provider.
RINA is a multi-national group which delivers verification, certification, conformity assessment, marine classification, environmental enhancement, product testing, site and vendor supervision, training and engineering consultancy across a wide range of industries and services. RINA operates through a network of companies covering Marine, Energy, Infrastructures & Construction, Transport & Logistics, Food & Agriculture, Environment & Sustainability, Finance & Public Institutions and Business Governance. With a turnover of over 330 million Euros in 2014, over 2,750 employees, and 163 offices in 60 countries worldwide, RINA is recognized as an authoritative member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.