Firm completes project for ‘one of a kind’ system

Managing director Bruce Davidson and Nicola Harris, commercial director of DBS
Managing director Bruce Davidson and Nicola Harris, commercial director of DBS

A leading North-east surface preparation and protective coatings company has completed a five-figure project on a unique well intervention system.

Davidsons Blast Services (DBS), a family run business based in Peterhead, was awarded the contract early this year by Maritime Developments Limited (MDL), a leading back deck solutions company.

The m-IDP structure

The m-IDP structure

DBS was contracted by MDL to blast clean and apply a three coat topside paint system to MDL’s m-IDP (Integrated Deployment Package), a new flexible pipe deployment and retrieval system developed by MDL for subsea pipe manufacturer, Magma Global.

The m-IDP is a compact, highly developed and multi-function system designed specifically for installation, retrieval and storage of 3-inch 15ksi m-pipe, the lightweight pipe manufactured by Magma Global, to help reduce the costs and risks associated with light well intervention.

Taking just under three months to complete the coatings on the innovative system, DBS consulted with MDL at every stage of the process from initial brief to final delivery of the m-IDP. DBS’ NORSOK accredited team completed the project with precision and attention to detail, ensuring thorough surface preparation and coating integrity had been achieved.

The three coat topside coating system was carried out in accordance with MDL’s bespoke paint specification, as well as the stringent coating procedure developed by DBS.

All testing was undertaken by a DBS NACE qualified inspector.

Bruce Davidson, managing director for DBS, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with MDL, having carried out a number of projects for the company in the past.

“We are proud that our customers place repeat business with us and are honoured to have played a small but significant part of a larger project for MDL.”