Case Study

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 05/05/2015

Our customer on this project was a local family-run SME who is a market-leader in the offshore drilling industry, and we compiled the necessary 3D designs, engineering drawings and supporting calculations for a literally ground breaking new product and its supporting test equipment. We also worked with the customer’s client directly, a leading developer of marine renewables technology, to provide the engineering information and support they required prior to the testing program.

Orion Product Development Case Study – Subsea Anchoring System

April 2015 was an exciting month for OPD Ltd. as one of our product development projects reached the physical prototype and testing stage exactly as planned, despite a very tightly compressed project schedule.

Our customer on this project is a family-run SME who is an internationally successful market-leader in the offshore drilling industry.  We supported them by compiling the necessary 3D designs, engineering drawings and supporting calculations for both the product and supporting test equipment.  We also worked with the customer’s client directly, a leading developer of marine renewables technology, to provide the engineering information and support they required prior to the testing program.

The product itself is literally a ground-breaking new type of seabed anchor fixing, with patent pending, and is a vital element in the development of the exciting offshore renewables project shown below.  We are proud to announce that the anchor passed the rigorous testing schedule compiled by the end user, and has enabled all parties to confidently progress to the next stage of the project, which OPD Ltd. will continue to support.

I initially recommended Kevin to our supplier because I had previously engaged his services on renewables projects at a previous employer. As before, I found him to be creative and capable, and I am extremely pleased with the value he has already added to the project. We would have no hesitation in engaging his services directly on future developments

Engineering Manager, Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd.

Kevin bought into our project from the start and has offered exactly the support we needed, often going above and beyond to deliver what was needed despite very tight deadlines. Both myself and our client are delighted with the results, and would highly recommend him.

Managing Director, Rockbit UK

Image used with kind permission from Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd.

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Customer Profile

North-east based family-run SME supplying heavy duty drilling equipment and consultancy for a range of onshore and offshore applications.

Company Size:
Medium

Product Complexity:
High

Product Value:
Medium

Production Volumes:
Low