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Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd
Sonar House
36 Riverside Road
Gorleston-on-Sea
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR31 6PX

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Our Mission


Our mission is to offer all our customers a competitive edge by delivering integrated, forward thinking technology and innovative engineering solutions, complete with flexible and dedicated support from project planning to project completion.



Training


Training PhotoWe recognise that the correct and safe operation of all products supplied by STR is paramount to the success of a project and ultimately the reputation of the company. With this in mind, we have carefully developed a range of training courses to accommodate all abilities and professionals, with the aim of helping our customers maintain a competent and trained workforce.

We take appropriate steps to ensure each course is delivered in a relaxed and comfortable environment that actively encourages discussions and tests new found skills. All students are provided with a digital copy of the course
presentation and training notes for future reference.


Recruitment

Subsea Technology & Rentals is a market leader in supplying the finest technology and enhanced support services to the offshore energy industry. With over 15 years’ experience of delivering trusted solutions to the subsea industry, STR is seeking to recruit new talent following rapid growth.


Base Engineer/Rental department:
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) for an Internal Sales Co-Ordinator to join the Great Yarmouth Sales team. The successful candidate will report directly to the Sales and Operations Manager with main responsibilities including; interpreting customer enquiries with support from company technical departments, generating quotations and proposals, processing orders through to client delivery and supporting marketing campaigns. Other duties include general department administration.

The ideal applicant will need to demonstrate a confident “can do” attitude in an often fast paced environment and must be a team player. The applicant will need to be an excellent communicator, offering exceptional attention to detail and be competent with all Microsoft Office programmes, with the capability to master the company’s commercial and asset database systems.

Base Engineer/Rental department:
A qualified electrical / electronic engineer preferably with offshore survey experience using geophysical, positioning and ROV equipment. The position will also involve occasional visits to clients’ vessels both in the UK and overseas to mobilise and service the company’s equipment.

Offshore Survey Engineer:
The position will involve extensive travel both in the UK and overseas to support the company’s internal products and equipment from the rental department. The candidate will have a qualification in electrical / electronic discipline and have experience in offshore survey and or ROV operations.

Interested applicants should forward their CV’s to: recruitment@str-subsea.com

Or via post to the following address:

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd
Sonar House
36 Riverside Road
Gorleston-on-Sea
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR31 6PX

News


STR Increase Rental Inventory with the Applanix POS MV WaveMaster II

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore industry continue to grow their rental equipment inventory with the addition of the Applanix POS MV WaveMaster II.

POS MV WaveMaster II is a user-friendly, turnkey system designed and built to provide accurate attitude, heading, heave, position, and velocity data of marine vessel and onboard sensors. POS MV is proven in all conditions, and is a popular georeferencing and motion compensation solution for hydrographic professionals.

POS MV blends GNSS data with angular rate and acceleration data from an IMU and heading from the GPS Azimuth Measurement System (GAMS) to produce a robust and accurate full six degrees-of freedom position and orientation solution.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, commented: “The POS MV WaveMaster has proven a popular system. Often used in nearshore multibeam survey operations, our customers take advantage of a simple setup and high accuracy performance, therefore making it an easy decision to add further systems to our rental pool.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383

STR Increases Rental Inventory with New Teledyne and Valeport Products

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore industry continue to grow their rental equipment inventory with the addition of the new automated sound velocity profiling system developed by Teledyne Oceanscience using Valeport’s RapidSV Profiler.

Teledyne’s rapidCAST and Valeport’s SVT Probe, purchased during the recent Ocean Business exhibition in Southampton, will be the latest products to join STR’s diverse range of sensor deployment and handling systems.

The rapidCAST System has the ability to collect and transmit survey data without having to recover the probe on board at the end of each cast making any profiling exercise far more efficient. It also improves the targeting accuracy of probes as the need for conducting cable is removed.

The rapidCAST uses the latest Valeport rapidSV profiler with Bluetooth wireless telemetry to automatically upload each SV profile to the survey PC on the completion of each cast, without the need for the probe to be recovered onboard. As the probe nears the ship, the Bluetooth antenna is activated and the data uploaded with the probe immediately ready for the next cast.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, commented: “These latest acquisitions are a welcome addition to our extensive inventory of rental equipment enabling us to offer our customers the very latest technology to support their business operations. Neptune Marine Services will be the first customers to use this product on their upcoming project in Australia.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383

STR Invest in Tritech’s Gemini 720is Multibeam Imaging Sonar

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore industry announce the purchase of Tritech’s latest Gemini 720is Multibeam Imaging Sonar at the launch of this year’s Ocean Business Exhibition. This recent purchase represents a further investment in next generation technology from STR as they continue to increase their equipment rental inventory.

Scott McLay, Sales Director at Tritech said: “We have worked closely with STR for many years so are thrilled to see the company continuing to invest in more of the latest Tritech products for its rental pool. Our Gemini 720is multibeam sonar provides real-time, crisp imagery for applications including obstacle avoidance and target detection and offers significant enhancements over the earlier Gemini 720i.”

With a 120 degree field of view (10 degree tilt) and a fast update rate of 30Hz, the Gemini 720is sonar is ideal for poor visibility environments. Gemini 720is features a 720-kHz operating frequency and an integrated sound velocity sensor to assist in providing the sharpest image possible, with accurate ranging. Redesigned for ease of installation onto a variety of ROVs, AUVs and other underwater platforms, the Gemini 720is operates through Ethernet or VDSL communications. Due to the compact size, the Gemini 720is sonar can also be deployed via a pole-mount assembly (customer supplied).

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR commented on their recent purchase: “As providers of specialist marine equipment and supporters of Tritech products we had no hesitation in purchasing the Gemini 720is to support our customers’ operations worldwide. STR are keen to develop alliances with well-established manufacturers like Tritech and this latest investment will be a welcome addition to our growing inventory of high quality subsea equipment.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383

STR Release Details of Workshop and Demo for Ocean Business 2017

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology have released details of their workshop and demonstration for Ocean Business 2017.

On Wednesday 5 April at 9am, Andrew Seaton, Senior Sales Engineer will be hosting a workshop on the STR SeaSpyder Drop Camera System.

From Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 April, STR will be demonstrating their ESW500 Winch and SeaSpyder Drop Camera System aboard the Solent Guardian.

To reserve your space, please email training@str-subsea.com or visit STR at Ocean Business, Stand G7.

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383

STR Appoints Paul Elliott as General Manager for Asia Pacific Region

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore industry has announced the appointment of Paul Elliott as General Manager for the Asia Pacific Region.

Paul will be responsible for working with STR’s existing customers and agents within the Asia Pacific region to support business and develop new opportunities and relationships.

Scott Johnstone, Managing Director, STR said, “We are pleased to welcome Paul to our team and look forward to working with him as we develop new business opportunities and promote our service provision in the Asia Pacific Region. Paul brings with him a wealth of both on and offshore business, project and operational management experience, supporting projects specialising in inspection, ROV and survey.”

Paul Elliott commented on joining STR, “I’m very excited about joining the young, fast growing and dynamic team at STR. I’m hoping to replicate the level of service in the Asia Pacific region that their current clientele have come to enjoy.”


For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383

Photograph: Paul Elliott and Scott Johnstone

STR Invest in 106G Series Submersible GPS from Applied Acoustic Engineering

106G Series Submersible GPSSubsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore industry are pleased to announce the purchase of a 106G Series Submersible GPS from Applied Acoustic Engineering Limited. This recent purchase represents a further investment in advanced technology from STR as they continue to increase their equipment rental inventory.

The 106G is an additional GPS receiver designed to survive immersion that complements the operation of a nearby standard subsea positioning beacon.

This arrangement is suited to coastal construction tasks where submersible vehicles may periodically break the surface.

Whilst submerged, positioning data is provided by a standard positioning beacon but once the vehicle breaks the surface the 106G takes over to provide the information required, typically cabled to the vessel based positioning system via the vehicle umbilical.

“Our Specialist Engineering Department designed this new 106G receiver to meet some customer specific requirements when working in the near shore environment,” explained Applied Acoustics’ Technical Manager, Neil MacDonald, “so we’re really pleased that STR has chosen to add this product to its equipment pool and make it available to the wider industry sector.”

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR commented on their recent purchase: “STR are keen to develop alliances with well-established manufacturers like Applied Acoustics and this latest investment will enable us to offer cost effective, high quality GPS solutions to support our customers’ operations.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR ENTERS THE INSPECTION MARKET WITH AN INNOVATIVE FLOODED MEMBER DETECTION SYSTEM

ROV CW 63mm FMD FrameSTR’s reputation as specialists in developing high quality technology for the subsea industry will be enhanced as they set to release their new SeaGamma Flooded Member Detection System at Subsea Expo Exhibition 2017.

Gamma Flooded Member Detection has long been the method of choice for the inspection and monitoring of subsea structural members for the detection of water ingress. FMD inspection technique can also be applied to locating blockages in pipelines as a result of pigging or silt build up.

With climate change warming our coastal waters, progressive marine growth means traditional methods of NDT inspection can be costly and inefficient. The STR SeaGamma FMD standard system has been designed from the ground upwards to rapidly survey components up to 2m diameter from an inspection or work class ROV and requires no marine growth removal to deliver results.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR said: “SeaGamma FMD system has been designed with substantial input from industry inspection experts and is expected to be the method of choice for the inspection and monitoring of subsea components for the detection of water ingress.”

For further information on SeaGamma or any other products and services offered by STR visit Stand 113 at Subsea Expo or email sales@str-subsea.com


NEXT GENERATION OF LIGHTWEIGHT TAUT WIRE SYSTEM HAS HUGE IMPACT AT OSEA 2016

SMT-TAUT-WIREAs the dust settles following OSEA 2016, Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) take time to reflect on the encouraging feedback received on the products and services showcased during their recent exhibition in Singapore.

As an innovative company specialising in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology, STR were delighted with the interest generated in their new range of low cost ROV cameras, subsea lasers and in-house cable moulding services. In particular, SMT’s Taut Wire Product presentations stole the show and were met with real interest from companies operating in the DP sectors. STR is the global commercial partner of SMT Taut Wire systems offered for rental and sale.

During and post exhibition, the SMT TW-1.0 Light Weight Taut Wire generated an extraordinary amount of interest due to its impressive capabilities and low mobilisation cost as a result of an ultra-compact footprint and simplified interfaces.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, said: “OSEA is the most established oil & gas industry event in Asia and over the years it has proven to be a fantastic platform to showcase STR’s capabilities on offer to support Asian markets.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT WITH INTERTIAL LABS TO SUPPLY THEIR INNOVATIVE MOTION REFERENCE SYSTEMS

Inertial-Labs_MRU-BSubsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, manufacture and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry are pleased to announce a partnership agreement with USA based Inertial Labs to distribute their innovative motion reference systems.

Inertial Labs’ newest product, the Motion Reference Unit (MRU-B2), along with their Enhanced Motion Reference Unit (MRU-E) and (MRU-P) professional model will be the latest products to join STR’s expanding rental pool.

The Motion Reference Unit (MRU-B2), is an inertial sensor-based orientation, positioning, and control solution for a diverse array of marine and subsea applications. It has been designed to meet the exacting standards for heave, surge, sway, angular rates, accelerations, heading, velocity and positioning required by maritime and hydrographic applications for any type of device upon which it’s mounted. The MRU-B2 features high precision inertial sensors for superior accuracy in multiple tasks.

Through STR, Inertial Labs also provides an Enhanced Motion Reference Unit (MRU-E) that contains embedded heading reference and MRU-P professional model which measures horizontal positions and velocities of vessels, boats, ships and offshore platforms with the accuracy of DGPS/RTK.

James Marraccini, President & CEO, at Inertial Labs said: “We’re pleased to be able to offer our unique, innovative and marine standard certified Motion Reference Units for marine, offshore and subsea applications through STR. We’ve combined small size, high-performance and an affordable price in a single, precision measurement instrument that meets the requirements of a wide range of position and orientation applications which will suit the needs of STR’s client base.”

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, commented on expanding their inventory of motion reference units and the benefits customers can expect. “The new MRU-B2 is one of the most affordable, accurate and multi-functional measurement devices available for challenging marine-related projects and activities. The range of Intertial Labs’ Motion Reference Units are a welcome addition to our rental pool and will strengthen our growing reputation for delivering cost effective survey and subsea equipment solutions to our customers.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR acquires industry leading Cable Counter technology from Remontec

Great Yarmouth based Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore industry have acquired the product rights to Remontec’s cable counter technology.

Under the terms of the agreement, STR now own the design and copyright covering all Remontec’s T- Count Cable Counter range and have commenced a manufacturing and product development programme to ensure continued availability.

The robust wireless cable counter blocks are already used by STR’s customers for various oceanographic applications and will continue to complement their expanding portfolio of specialist technology.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR said: “The acquisition of the product rights to the currently marketed T-Count Cable Counter fits perfectly with our strategic plans to enhance manufacturing and R&D in order to drive business growth and diversification.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


New calibration laboratory at Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd receives Valeport Accreditation

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, manufacture and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry has received accreditation to supply third party calibration services on Valeport hydrographic and oceanographic instruments.

Calibration services are the latest offering from STR to provide customers access to local and efficient asset management services.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR said: “We are very proud to have received this accreditation from Valeport for our calibration services. With guidance from industry leader Valeport, our new calibration laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and is operated by trained engineers. This accreditation is independent recognition of our technical competence and demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest service to our clients.

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR design and manufacture bespoke cabling solution for CEFAS

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) have enhanced their reputation as specialists in developing high quality bespoke technology for the subsea industry with the design and manufacture of a bespoke cabling solution for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS).

STR were approached by CEFAS to produce a cable design to simplify their more complex operations and expand the capabilities of their recently purchased STR SeaSpyder Telemetry Camera System.

The cabling solution was designed in-house at STR to enable the SeaSpyder Telemetry System & fibreoptic mux to directly interface with 6 off STR underwater LEDs, an array of laser pointers and line generators, altimeter and depth compass. Together with the cables for Aris sonar, and the STR SeaSpectrumIP camera, this provided CEFAS with a fully mountable video inspection system for their sled.


Brian Patterson, Cable Moulding Supervisor at STR said: “At STR we specialise in working with our clients to develop and manufacture creative solutions to help overcome their more complex operational needs. Our team of technicians are experienced in designing and manufacturing cabling solutions for unique applications for clients across all sectors of the industry, no matter how challenging!”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR announce partnership agreement with dredging tool specialist Subsea Tooling Services

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, manufacture and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry are pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Aberdeen based Subsea Tooling Services (STS) to hire, service and support their high performance range of subsea dredging systems held mobilisation ready at STR offices.

The Predator and Gremlin range of dredgers will become the latest offering from STR as they continue to invest in products and services that add value and complement their diverse spectrum of subsea and marine technology.

The range of STS dredgers have been designed and built to the highest standards by experienced engineers and fabricators. Using cutting edge fluid dynamic technology the dredgers are the most efficient in the current market. The range of unique dredgers are easy to use, both by Remotely Operated Vehicles and divers. This new generation of dredge systems can be configured subsea to either dredge or jet without the need for ROV /Diver frame recovery.

Billy Milne, Business Development Director at STS, said: “We have created unique, high performance subsea equipment that is unrivalled in both engineering and quality. Our dredgers are not only the most efficient on the market, they are a completely new concept which has been rigorously tested to ensure safety and reliability. We are pleased to be working in partnership with STR to bring our new and exciting innovations to the subsea oil and gas sector”.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, commented on expanding their inventory of dredging equipment and the benefits customers can expect. “Building on our growing reputation for delivering the very best survey and subsea equipment solutions, the STS range of pioneering dredgers serve only to strengthen our commitments”.

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd Win International Growth Award

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd are delighted to receive the award for Great International Business Growth at this year’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards dinner. The high profile awards evening celebrated all that’s outstanding in business and enterprise in the Borough of Great Yarmouth, focusing on and recognising the achievements through innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and sheer determination of businesses of all sizes and from every sector.

To be shortlisted as finalists for this award, sponsored by Great Yarmouth Borough Services, STR had to demonstrate that finding and developing new growth opportunities overseas had improved their financial performance. STR were required to evidence steps taken to achieve international growth including research into market and demand, export growth, increase in revenues from overseas operations and contribution to business as a whole, increase in market share, potential and plan for sustained growth and finally, overall commitment to international business.

Scott Johnstone, Managing Director at STR said: “This Award is recognition of the significant investment and commitment a team of staff have devoted to developing the business globally over the past few years. At STR we recognise international growth as an essential element for securing a profitable future and increased market share in a highly competitive industry. Specifically, we will continue to evolve the company’s international presence in the large oil and gas developments of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR signs Agreement with IKM Technique

Subsea Technology and Rentals is excited to announce a new partnership with Norwegian subsea tooling experts IKM Technique. This agreement will enable STR to further provide complete technology solutions by offering an extensive range of industry leading ROV tooling, service and support from its UK base and regional agents.

Jostein Reinsnos, General Manager at IKM Technique said: “This agreement with STR will enable both companies to serve a larger area of the subsea market with proven solutions. We see this as a start of something bigger that will support and provide the industry with easy access to our subsea and ROV solutions.”

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, commented on expanding their ROV tooling supply and the benefits customers can expect. “Building on our growing reputation for delivering the very best survey and subsea equipment solutions, this new range of ROV tooling at our disposal is vast, serving only to strengthen our presence within the rental market and facilitate our ability to support tailored solutions for all our customers worldwide”.

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


Market Leading Multi-Phase Echo Sounder Enhances STR’s Rental Inventory

6205 sonar headSubsea Technology and Rentals Ltd (STR), has increased its portfolio of specialist rental equipment with the acquisition of EdgeTech’s 6205, an enhanced and fully swath bathymetry and dual frequency side scan sonar system which utilises next generation bathymetric technology.

The 6205, a Multi-Phase Echo Sounder (MPES) produces real-time, high resolution, three dimensional (3D) maps of the seafloor while providing co-registered simultaneous dual frequency side scan imagery. The 6205 uses ten receive element transducers and one discrete transmit element. The high number of channels enables superior rejection of multipath effects, reverberation and acoustic noise commonly encountered in the shallow water survey environment.

Utilising EdgeTech’s Full Spectrum® technology, the 6205 exceeds IHO SP-44, NOAA and USACE specifications for feature detection and bathymetric point data uncertainty. Near shore and shallow water hydrographic surveys are completed faster and safer utilising the 6205 due to the wide swath (over 200º view angle), which is typically more than three times that of existing sonars that rely solely on beam forming techniques.

The 6205 utilises EdgeTech’s latest electronics and arrays resulting in an extremely lightweight, modular design required for shallow water applications and vessels of opportunity.

The standard configuration for the 6205 includes an integrated sound velocity sensor and interfaces with standard GPS, MRU, SVP, CTD, Altimeters and Gyros. The 6205 interfaces to most 3rd party acquisition and processing software as well.

Tom Hiller, Director, International Business for EdgeTech, commented “The 6205 has proven performance in surveys worldwide, and we are very pleased that the latest generation of EdgeTech bathymetric technology is now available to STR’s customers for rental. This enables more projects to take advantage of the sonar capabilities and the enhanced support that STR can provide.”

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, commented on expanding their product inventory: “Our customers already benefit from the widest range of EdgeTech products available in our rental pool and this new addition will only strengthen our ability to supply our customers with marketing leading technology. At STR we are keen to work with innovative manufacturers of high quality products and as UK sales and service agents for EdgeTech we have complete confidence that this new system will prove popular with our customers worldwide.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR Extend Product Range with IKM Technique’s Gas Sampling Unit

SMT Lightweight Taut Wire DP Reference SensorSubsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry are pleased to announce the addition of SMT’s Light Weight Taut Wire to their equipment sales and rental inventory. STR have signed an exclusive sales agency agreement to promote and sell SMT Taut Wire product globally.

Key benefits of this environmentally friendly system include, its vertical height when stowed, the very small hydraulic power pack used to raise and lower the boom arm into position and the fact that only three small cables are required for installation into the vessel’s Dynamic Positioning system (plus two power cables between the power supplies and taut wire). Compared to other systems on the market these benefits significantly reduce installation time and cost, footprint on deck and shipping costs.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR said: “As worldwide providers of specialist marine equipment we are always looking to invest in new, well designed products like the SMT Taut Wire. Positive feedback from our customers suggests they’re already reaping the benefits this cost effective, market leading product has to offer.

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR Extend Product Range with IKM Technique’s Gas Sampling Unit

Gas-Sampling-Unit-&-BottlesSubsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry are pleased to announce the addition of IKM Technique’s ROV Gas Sampling Systems to their expanding range of ROV sensors and tooling.


The Gas Sampling Unit is designed for taking gas samples of small gas leaks for analysis. The tool is simple to operate and consists of a deployment frame with a funnel, Xlite sampling bottles and two ROV operated valves.

The Xlite sampling bottles are a light weight vessel used primarily for sampling at lower pressure typically for production platforms and refineries. The bottle is manufactured in aluminium, making it lightweight and easy to handle in the field. Built in valves ensure that the bottle is robust.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR said: “STR is keen to develop alliances with well-established manufacturers like IKM Technique AS to ensure we have a well- stocked, wide range of equipment available for prompt delivery to our customer worldwide. Investment in this complete high pressure, light weight and large volume sample bottle system demonstrates our commitment to extending the range of products and services we offer.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR Announce Partnership Agreement with Tritex NDT

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert is pleased to announce a rental partnership agreement with Tritex NDT.


An array of Tritex NDT specialist diver and ROV equipment will now be available to hire or purchase through STR’s Head Office in Great Yarmouth, including the Multigauge 3000 Diver, Multigauge 4100 and Multigauge 4400 ROV Underwater Thickness Gauges.

The Multigauge 4100 and 4400 are simple, robust ultrasonic thickness gauges designed to be mounted onto all types of work class ROV’s. There are two models in the range, the Multigauge 4100 which has a depth rating of 3280 feet and the Multigauge 4400 which has a depth rating of 13,123 feet. Both gauges have been designed and built to survive extremely harsh conditions that exist in the offshore and underwater industries worldwide. The gauges use multiple echo which means measurements can be easily taken without the need to remove coatings, up to 0.25”, and the RS422 output makes connection to most ROV’s simple.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, said: “This agreement will see STR become the preferred rental partner for Tritex NDT equipment and can only enhance our ability to provide advance technology fast. STR are keen to develop partnerships with manufacturers capable of offering the highest level of products, service and knowledge to benefit our customers across the globe.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR Invest in the Latest Generation of Marine Navigation Systems

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry have invested in the latest generation of marine navigation systems with the acquisition of two Teledyne TSS Saturn 10 units.

The Saturn fibre optic gyrocompass capitalises on more than a century’s experience in marine navigation. Teledyne TSS’ own experienced and innovative engineering team has combined the latest solid state technologies and calibration techniques to offer a user-friendly, highly accurate and cost-effective navigation solution for demanding marine environments.

The Saturn product range has been designed by TSS to provide a range of versatile attitude and heading reference, and inertial navigation systems for both surface and subsea applications. The lightweight, compact and highly reliable units have no moving parts and are maintenance free, making them ideal for all sizes of surface vessel and subsea vehicle.

Applications for the Saturn product range include navigation for fast ferries and yachts; subsea positioning for autonomous underwater, and remotely operated vehicles; attitude and heading references for dynamically positioned platforms; full attitude data for hydrographic survey vessels and much, much more.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR said: “As worldwide providers of specialist marine equipment and supporters of Teledyne TSS products we had no hesitation in purchasing the two Saturn systems for distribution to our clients worldwide.”

Nick Green, Regional Sales Manager at Teledyne TSS said: “Teledyne TSS believes that the Saturn name will feature widely in the maritime sectors where it meets market needs in the survey, hydrographic, dynamic positioning, superyacht and workboat markets. The company is very pleased that STR has chosen to offer the Saturn 10 unit in their rental pool.”


For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
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Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


Subsea Technology & Rentals receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology company specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment for the subsea construction, geophysical, ROV inspection and environmental sectors is pleased to announce it is now certified as an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard compliant organisation.

The ISO 9001:2008 quality management system is a systematic and process driven approach to managing our business. It is designed to support the company in ensuring we meet the needs of our customers, whilst delivering a consistent level of quality and satisfaction.

ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. It can be used by any organisation, large or small, regardless of its field of activity and is implemented by over one million companies and organisations in over 170 countries.

This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus. Using ISO 9001:2008 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

Colin Garwood, QHSE Engineer at STR said: “The achievement is one we are particularly proud of as it demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality products and services to our clients. The certification is also a significant milestone in our continual efforts to improve and reflects our on-going investment in technology, development and process maturity for our clients across the subsea exploration sector.

Scott Johnstone, Managing Director at STR said: “ISO certification highlights the professional service STR provides its customers as demonstrated through internal processes and procedures. This accreditation provides a management tool for continuously improving business performance in a structured and efficient manner.”


For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR Invests in NORBIT 4000m Depth Rated Compact Multibeam Sonar System


NORBITSubsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment are pleased to announce the delivery of the first ever deep water rated, Titanium housed NORBIT iWBMS wideband multibeam sonar system.


The curved array wideband multibeam sonar will be employed by STR customers for wide swath bathymetric survey operations from surface vessels, utilising the integrated GNSS-aided inertial navigation system, whilst maintaining flexibility as an ROV “ready” multibeam system rated to 4000m water depth.


Scott Johnstone, Managing Director at STR, said: “We have been working with NORBIT products at STR’s head office in Great Yarmouth for several months. Our engineering team have invested a significant amount of time in developing procedures and undertaking technology workshops alongside representatives from NORBIT to ensure a smooth integration between NORBIT products and STR clients.


Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, commented on the popularity of this product within the industry. “This product is already proving to be a real asset to our expanding rental pool and demonstrates our commitment to investment in new technology, notably in a difficult market to give our customers access to the best equipment. Interest from our customers globally is extremely positive and will likely guide us to further investment in the near future.”


For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


ORION on Track to Boost STR’s Portfolio of Specialist Equipment


Pipe and Cable trackerSubsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment have added Optimal Ranging’s ORION pipe and cable tracker systems to its selection of underwater detection systems.

ORION is Optimal Ranging’s new flagship product for Underwater Utility surveying. Extending LIBRA’s Fieldsens™ technology ORION now includes MultiSens™ and is available at STR in two, four, and six sensor configurations. ORION is rated to a depth of 2000m, suitable for nearshore and deep-sea ROV survey and mountable on other platforms such as a sled or wing. ORION is compatible with leading hydrographic survey software including EIVA, QINSy, and HYPACK.

The ORION underwater utility survey system brings the power of model-based processing to cable and pipeline Depth of Burial (DoB) surveys. The method is based on the optimization of data from multiple sensors against a model of the magnetic field expected from an underwater power cable carrying an AC tone (actively applied or passively present). System accuracy is estimated and presented in real-time.

Pradeep Pandey, Chairman and CEO of Optimal Ranging said: “We are delighted to be working with an experienced technology company like STR to introduce our ORION system to the subsea industry and we look forward to building a strong relationship with STR and their customers.”

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR said: “The ORION cable tracking system is already of real interest to our customers working in the offshore renewables sector who are looking for new and improved ways of carrying out depth of burial surveys on the vast number of wind farm power cables in the North Sea and further afield.”

For further information on this and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


Electric Reviews Expected as STR Unveil Rechargeable Battery Pack and Charger System


Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology company specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment for the subsea construction, geophysical, ROV inspection and environmental sectors, unveils its new subsea rechargeable battery pack (SeaCell) and charger system (SeaCharge) to complement their existing portfolio of specialist equipment.

Ahead of this exciting launch, the research and development team at STR’s Head Office in Great Yarmouth have invested in a substantial development programme to generate a battery pack and charger capable of delivering a reliable, high power solution for underwater systems.
The STR battery pack employs environmentally acceptable NiMH technology and takes full advantage of Microcontroller technology to ensure reliable performance throughout the service life of the pack. The system incorporates voltage, temperature and charge/discharge current monitoring. The battery pack also includes output overload, short circuit and over-discharge protection.


The charger system is fully automatic and has been designed to yield optimal performance and reliability from the battery pack. The system features battery refresh, two-stage bulk charging and pulsed trickle charging to extend battery life.


The subsea battery pack is housed in a 3000m depth rated stainless steel housing. Stainless steel has been chosen to take full advantage of its excellent corrosion resistance.
The battery and charger are shipped in a custom ruggedized waterproof case and comes complete with cables and manual.


Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR said: “We’re very excited to be launching this new product to coincide with Ocean Business 2015. The exhibition will be the perfect platform from which to showcase the SeaCell and SeaCharge to industry professionals and we’re confident that its versatility, durability and technical capabilities will meet the demands of our global customers across all sectors.


For further information on the SeaCell, SeaCharge and other products and services offered by STR:
Visit: http://www.str-subsea.com
Email: enquiry@str-subsea.com
Tel: +44 (0)845 388 6383


STR Present Great Marketing Initiative Award to Local Business


STR Present Great Marketing Initiative Award to Local BusinessSubsea Technology & Rentals Ltd were delighted to present the award for Great Marketing Initiative at this year’s Spirit of Enterprise Awards dinner hosted at Great Yarmouth Town Hall. The high profile awards evening celebrated all that’s outstanding in business and enterprise in the Borough of Great Yarmouth, focusing on and recognising the achievements through innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and sheer determination of businesses of all sizes and from every sector.


The finalists for this award, sponsored by STR, had to demonstrate that a marketing initiative undertaken (since 01 April 2012) had directly improved either sales, increased footfall or visitor numbers, visits to website or enquiries. This award was open to all sizes of businesses with an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council where the impact of a marketing campaign had benefited this area.


STR Present Great Marketing Initiative Award to Local BusinessHollie Moran, Sales Co-ordinator at STR said: “All 3 finalists for this award submitted excellent entries. However, I was pleased to announce WT Skip Hire as STR’s winner of the Great Marketing Initiative Award 2014. Their skip-painting campaign was innovative; creating a synergy between Great Yarmouth’s industry, tourism and community, whilst raising the profile of their company across a range of media.”


Other awards presented during the evening included:
Great Engineering/Manufacturing Award
Great Investment in Young People
Great New Business Award
Great New Business Idea
Great Customer Service Award
Great Community Contribution Award
Great International Growth Award
Great Business Growth Award
Great Personal Contribution to the Great Yarmouth Economy
Business of the Year


Inspired by the whole experience, STR plan to enter themselves for an award at next year’s event.


 

STR SeaSpyder explores IFCA habitats


Great Yarmouth based marine technology experts Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR) are pleased to announce the supply of 2 SeaSpyder underwater camera systems to the Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (AIFCA), for use by its ten individual statutory organisations. The delivery of SeaSpyder underwater camera systems and deployment solution to the IFCAs is to improve their ability to gather information on seabed habitats and species across England’s inshore waters. This work is to support Defra’s ambitious target of achieving a well-managed network of marine protected sites by 2016.


The SeaSpyder underwater drop camera system is part of a family of field proven underwater camera systems manufactured by STR for the marine survey and environmental communities. The SeaSpyder is designed for operation in shallow-medium water depths with the standard system having a working depth range of 500m. For applications demanding a deeper rating, a “telemetry” model is offered which operates over longer cable lengths for operation down to 1000m. Both models are fitted with a next generation digital SLR camera offering high resolution digital stills and HD video for the highest imagery detail. The high specification digital SLR camera offers an impressive 18.0 mega pixels resolution and both manual and automatic focus for achieving the sharpest images. The captured digital stills are framed with the aid of a dedicated real-time video camera and images are transferred “on the fly” to the topside for real-time review.
Neil Jackson, sales and operations manager at STR, said: “In recent times STR has made significant investments in its research and development capability, with key focus on our underwater camera technology. The IFCA’s commitment to purchase 2 new SeaSpyder camera systems is a testament of our capabilities.”


SeaspyderSam Davis at Cornwall IFCA which has already started to use the SeaSpyder dropframe system, said: “IFCAs are responsible for managing a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries for the benefit of all in the inshore marine zone. After a number of successful trials of the SeaSpyder camera system, the decision to purchase was easy. We are looking forward to further exploring the already impressive capabilities of SeaSpyder to further our knowledge of the environment within our areas, and to achieve a sound, fair and effective management of these protected sites.”


For further information on products and services offered by STR visit www.str-subsea.com


 

Leading supplier of subsea survey equipment renamed as part of global growth plans


Sonar Equipment Services becomes Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR)

Great Yarmouth-based Sonar Equipment Services will now trade under the name of Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) to better reflect the broader range of products and associated services they now supply to the subsea sector following a restructure and significant investment in premises, people and equipment.

The name change is part of a global growth strategy which aims to see the company double in size in the next few years. STR has made several investments in its research and development capability, a new building with larger workshop area and new test facilities. The company is currently looking to recruit ten technical and sales support staff with more jobs to be created as the company opens in new overseas regions.

Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager for STR said: “In recent years we have invested heavily in subsea technology to offer a first-class rental service and in developing our dedicated engineering team to carry out research, design, manufacture and delivery of integrated technical solutions. With a heritage in towed sonar equipment, we have built on our reputation for delivering quality by diversifying our surface to subsea technology and incorporated services. The new name and branding better reflect our capabilities and vision for the future.”

After nearly 20 years of operating within its original premises, STR has moved into a modern, purpose-developed building in a riverside location at Gorleston-on-Sea. The new building has over 15,000 square feet of workshops fitted-out with state of the art test facilities to maintain, configure, repair and customise rental equipment for bespoke requirements.

The new premises also have a dedicated production department to manufacture a range of products designed in-house and to provide a service centre for EdgeTech sonar products. STR operates a range of specialist in-house facilities including an acoustic test tank, pressure test chamber and, due to growing demand, a fibre-optic cable moulding facility has been created to offer customers a one stop solution for custom cable requirements.

STR is aiming to rapidly become the preferred global rental specialist to support offshore survey, subsea construction, IRM as well as the marine renewables sector. The company can now compliment their equipment supply with skilled offshore engineers to attend vessel mobilisations and support worldwide operations. All our offshore personnel are qualified in a relevant engineering discipline and certified for offshore operations.

The company has delivered trusted solutions for seafloor investigation and inspection to the offshore community for over 15 years. STR will continue to specialise in the design and manufacture of underwater imaging systems, advanced sonar systems and marine winches. For further information please contact us: enquiry@str-subsea.com


 

 

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd Appoints New Rental Partner in Australia

Leading marine survey equipment rental specialists Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) has announced an exciting agreement with Western Advance, who have become the company’s exclusive rental partner in Australia.

Western Advance Pty Ltd (WA) are an established supplier and integrator of survey instrumentation, security and surveillance systems, and with over 19 years of delivering unrivalled solutions to the Oil and Gas industry and defence industries, are an ideal partner for STR as part of their continued growth in the rental market.

STR specialises in the design, production and rental of advanced marine survey equipment and has gained a reputation of delivering the finest technology covering geophysical survey, environmental monitoring, navigation and positioning – all of which will now be available in Australia through Western Advance.

STR Sales and Operations Manager Neil Jackson comments “STR is committed to supporting our customers global operations and we see Australia as a key region to position our diverse range of products and services. This partnership significantly strengthens STR’s presence in the rental market and we welcome Western Advance as an integral part of the company’s global expansion.


 

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