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N-Sea recognised for commitment to R&D

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N-Sea, a subsea Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) company, has been won the Northern Star Business Awards’ “Commitment to Innovative Use of Research & Development” category.

The ceremony took place in Aberdeen 24 September 2015, where N-Sea was recognised for its Transfer Under Pressure (TUP) Diving System©. N-Sea created the closed bell system to increase both workable bottom time and diver safety, and recently demonstrated its on-going commitment to the future of the upstream industry by further upgrading the system, resulting in ground-breaking improvements, wrought through a complete refit over the past 12 months, at a cost of £3.5 million.

Roddy James, Chief Operating Officer at N-Sea, was delighted the company has received this accolade: “This award really does go a long way towards recognising the big differences N-Sea is making to major businesses. Innovation is inherent in all that we do, and the catalyst for that has always been our desire to provide our clients with the safest, most efficient and cost-effective service.”

Run by the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, the annual Northern Star Business Award ceremony recognises companies around the North-east for exceptional accomplishments across a range of fields from energy to innovation, customer service to people development.

“Understandably, at no time has this ethos been appreciated more by the oil and gas industry than in the past 12 months. We've worked hard to ensure we're responding to the industry's needs by producing a diving system that can increase bottom time by up to 60% - whilst improving diver safety - and the recognition that comes with winning this award really illustrates what N-Sea's been working to achieve during the past 18 months,” added James.

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