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Trelleborg breaks ground on UK hyperbaric testing facility

Trelleborg’s offshore facility based in Skelmersdale, UK, broke ground on its new  2,066-sq-ft (630-sq-m) testing facility that will house two hyperbaric test chambers. The new equipment will be able to simulate extreme deepwater pressure conditions, enabling accurate testing of subsea and drilling equipment. 

“Building this new multi-million-pound testing facility ensures that we are able to provide our customers with the most reliable hyperbaric testing scenarios, guaranteeing peace of mind while ensuring quality, performance and efficiency in the product manufactured and delivered to them,” John Drury, Managing Director at Trelleborg’s offshore facility in Skelmersdale, said. “With the new test equipment located immediately adjacent to our main manufacturing site, we will be able to take advantage of our on-site engineering support, which will enable us to provide greater flexibility to meet our customers’ testing and delivery schedules.”

Hyperbaric testing is the only way to effectively simulate deepwater conditions and to confirm the reliability of product in deep subsea environments. It is the final opportunity for product assurance under hyperbaric conditions before delivery of the finished product for offshore installation.

“Our new test equipment will ensure our solutions meet demanding customer requirements and stringent global standards in some of the harshest and most extreme operating conditions,” Mr Drury said. 

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