Wellhead Electrical Supplies were established in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1990 to provide the Oil and Gas Industry with a range of High Quality Electrical Products for use within the Hazardous Areas and Hostile Environments found in the Offshore Oil and Petrochemical Industries.
To allow this to be achieved, we invest heavily in stock and ensure our staff are fully trained by the manufacturers
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Schiedam, 28 February 2014: Orga’s new TD/PM Circle and illuminated H LED helideck lighting system is the only certified helideck touchdown positioning and heliport identification marking lighting system that can be safely and reliably installed in Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas.
Already proven to boost offshore helicopter safety, the UK CAA has incorporated the circle and ‘H’ helideck lighting configuration in its internationally acknowledged guidance on standards, CAP 437. Fully backed by Oil & Gas UK, the industry now has until March 2018 to retrofit the new lighting to all UK offshore helidecks.
Fittingly, Prospector Offshore Drilling, owner and operator behind some of the most technically advanced rigs in the world, has been first to step forward and install Orga’s helideck lighting system on its innovative cutting-edge cyber drilling rig PROSPECTOR 1.
PROSPECTOR 1 represents the next generation of technology for the oil industry. Highly automated and controlled by a cyber-based drilling system, the rig has been built with a firm focus on improving safety and working conditions for its offshore crew. Integrating Orga’s state-of-the-art LED technology employed in the TD/PM Circle and illuminated H offshore helideck safety lighting system maintains that focus.
With the jackup rig moored in the Cromarty Firth prior to commencing operations for Total E&P UK Ltd in the Central North Sea, Calum Mitchell, Manager – Technical at Prospector Offshore Drilling, explained that aware of the new mandatory helideck lighting requirements set out in CAP 437, Prospector took the proactive approach to install the TD/PM Circle and illuminated H lighting system on PROSPECTOR 1 prior to first operations.
Mitchell said: “We are very happy with Orga’s TD/PM Circle and illuminated H lighting solution, the equipment is of high quality and well designed. The professionalism and system knowledge shown prior to and throughout the installation work was of a very high standard. The CAA approved equipment combined with Wellhead Electrical Supplies installation method was the reason we chose the Orga system.”
Representing Wellhead Electrical Supplies, Orga’s UK distributors and installers of TD/PM Circle and illuminated H, Sales Director Greg Rastall said: “We have a product that is Atex/IECex certified for use in hazardous areas, a product with third party accreditation and a product with a painted module plate system for ease of installation and approved fixings methods. The system went down on the deck really successfully and the end result was exactly what we were looking for.”
Daniel Powell, Product Group Manager at Orga said: “We already have a number of installations of TD/PM Circle and illuminated H planned for 2014. We’re ready and able to undertake further installations of TD/PM Circle and illuminated H on all platforms in the UK North Sea. Considering the 2018 deadline, operators and duty holders should take full advantage of the current position.”
To learn more about Orga’s TD/PM Circle and illuminated H LED helideck touchdown positioning and heliport identification marking lighting system, please contact us.
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