Oil platform component success for Sheffield Forgemasters

Published 20th December 2012 at 10:49am

Sheffield Forgemasters has secured a multi-million pound contract to supply crucial components for an upgrade to a North Sea oil platform.

The company is producing a 114-tonne clamp that will form part of a new substructure for the Siri oil platform on the Danish continental shelf.

Ian Nicholls, managing director of Forgemasters subsidiary Vulcan SFM, said: “As a design and manufacturing specialist our particular expertise is in high integrity steel castings and forgings for this sector.

“The particular operating conditions for this clamp mean that high fatigue resistance is critical to the successful operation.

“Castings offer the ideal engineering solution for this type of situation, but the quality of the component is extremely important.”

Forgemasters is also producing 35 flnge and spacer castings for the project being led by DONG Energy and contracted to Subsea 7.