Roxtec seals the deal on drilling rigs

Sep 19, 2013 | Cables and Accessories

Bury-based cable seal manufacturer Roxtec has completed a deal to supply a series of drilling rig upgrades at the Able shipyard in Hartlepool.

Roxtec’s UK managing director Graham O’Hare said Roxtec’s multi-cable transit seals are being supplied to protect the jack-up drill rigs from the risks of jet fire, flooding and explosion. The drilling rigs are operated by global offshore specialist Ensco.

“Roxtec is an integral safety component on an offshore rig such as this,” he said. “By sealing the cables, as they pass through the decks and bulkheads, we offer protection from the risks of blast, fire and salt water ingress. Given the nature of what the drilling rig does, it is vital to have the best possible safety equipment. Ultimately we will help protect people working on the drilling rig and the asset itself.”

O’Hare said the UK oil and gas offshore market is an important growth area for the company and it is presently working on a number of new build projects in the North Sea.

“Roxtec is continuously improving its products and finding new technical solutions to benefit the offshore and maritime industries,” he said. “Our H-class rated products are especially effective at sealing cables and pipes to protect from a severe offshore fire. The seals are easy to install and maintain and can reduce vibrations and noise which is important for the crew.”