Posted On: 08-06-2020
Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) has completed the acquisition of Isotek Oil and Gas. The acquisition adds Isotek’s remote welding technology to CSS’s existing range of subsea pipeline repair capabilities which are primarily focused on mechanical clamp and connector pipe joining solutions. The Isotek workforce which numbers 15 people is transferring over to CSS with immediate effect. Isotek, in partnership with CSS, has been a key supplier and development partner for Equinor’s Pipeline Repair System since its inception in the early 1990s. This collaboration developed control systems and equipment for the subsea repair and installation spread, and fully remote welding equipment for hot tappin. A number of tie-ins have also been completed, along with the development and qualification with DNV-GL. In 2019 the partnership celebrated the first fully remote hyperbaric welded tie-in which was completed on a 36” pipeline for the Johan Sverdrup field in Norway using equipment and technology developed and supplied by Isotek.