Solar navigation aid system project completed in eight weeks

Sims Systems, Great Yarmouth - Pic by TMS Media Ltd

Sims Systems, Great Yarmouth - Pic by TMS Media Ltd - Credit: Archant

A Great Yarmouth company has completed a bespoke solar navigation aid system for one of the most iconic North Sea platforms.

Pharos Marine Sims Systems designed, manufactured and installed the system as part the decommissioning process of the Brent Delta, off Scotland.

The team, based at Riverside Road, Gorleston, completed the project in just eight week.

The Delta is one of four platforms on the Brent field off the Shetland Islands, currently being decommissioned.

Pharos Marine Sims Systems, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialist and bespoke marine and aviation warning systems, produced and installed a customised solar-generated system of lanterns and radar warning system to lighthouse the platform.

The company, which employs 34 people in Great Yarmouth, says it can cut the design-to-installation time even further by keeping standard products and equipment in stock to mobilise swiftly once systems have been customised to suit clients’ individual needs.

The Brent Delta project is the latest bespoke solution offshore structure designed and made by the specialist company, which has completed more than 15 decommissioning projects with more in the pipeline in the SNS, North Sea, Norway and Netherlands.

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During the installation and commissioning phase of the project, the Pharos Marine Sims Systems’ engineers worked in tandem with the Shell offshore team to complete work to deadline.

Pharos Marine Sims Systems has a long history of designing bespoke integrated systems for oil & gas platforms and, now, for the growing decommissioning market on redundant and mothballed platforms.

Its biggest project was last year, when it worked with another Great Yarmouth company, Epic International, on an award-winning project on a five-well North Sea platform that saved the asset owner £12m in annual costs and liabilities

It also provided a two-way monitoring system, linked to the Epic office on Vanguard Road, Gapton Hall, where all the platform’s systems and any critical issues are monitored allowing for pro-active early intervention as and when required.