News | July 21, 2014

2H Offshore Joins Deepwater Mining Consortium

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has joined an international European consortium comprising nineteen leading industry and research organisations to develop deepwater mining solutions. Over the next four years, the European Commission funded project, known as Blue Mining, is developing seabed mining practices by creating new cost-effective solutions for environmentally friendly mining and processing in challenging and extreme environments. The Blue Mining project aims to unlock the huge potential of raw materials in untapped areas of the oceans.

2H Offshore has a key role in the development of the vertical transport system and will be working closely with the other consortium members to develop novel methods for correctly simulating the response of the system.

2H Offshore’s involvement in Blue Mining builds on more than 20 years of deepwater riser engineering experience, including numerous seabed mining projects. Graham Nicholson, project manager, 2H Offshore, said, “Blue Mining takes a unique look at all aspects of deepwater mining, not only addressing the question of technical feasibility, but also answering questions regarding economics and sustainability. We are excited to be involved in such a high profile joint industry effort that continues the broaden the range of expertise within 2H.”

About 2H Offshore
2H Offshore, a member of the Acteon group, is a specialist engineering consultancy with particular expertise in the structural analysis and integrity management of riser systems for deepwater and extreme environments, with capability to support projects from concept design, detailed engineering and construction, through to delivery and installation. With over 20 years’ experience, 2H Offshore has been leading and pioneering technological innovations within the subsea industry, allowing them to broaden their capabilities to support new areas of business such as deep sea mining. Working independently or within a consortium, 2H’s highly skilled and dedicated engineering teams address the most challenging of tasks with commitment to quality, communication and flexibility. This has enabled the company to build an international reputation and many successful long-standing relationships with its peers and clients. 2H Offshore has a global presence, with offices in London, Houston, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Aberdeen, Perth and Rio. For more information, visit www.2hoffshore.com.

About Acteon
Acteon companies provide mooring, foundation, riser, conductor, flowline and marine electronics products and services supported by strong engineering and project management capabilities. Acteon’s companies are 2H Offshore, Aquatic, Claxton, Conductor Installation Services (CIS), Core Grouting Services, Fluke Subsea, InterAct, InterMoor, J2 Subsea, LDD, LM Handling, MENCK, Mirage Machines, NCS Survey, Offshore Installation Services (OIS), Probe Oil Tools, Pulse Structural Monitoring, Seatronics, Subsea Riser Products (SRP) and TEAM Energy Resources. For more information, visit www.acteon.com.

About subsea services
Subsea services are defined as the provision of specialist equipment, services and personnel that can operate from any fit-for-purpose vessel or platform. Acteon’s subsea services offering is unique and addresses operational requirements that support oil and gas asset owners, construction and drilling companies, and vessel owners.

SOURCE: 2H Offshore

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