C-SAM Awarded UK500,000 in Subsea Contracts

Specialist software design company, C-SAM Ltd, has won contracts totalling approximately UK500,000 with a trio of subsea companies.

C-SAM say the hat-trick of wins gives the company a platform to make further inroads in to the UK subsea market which has grown by 29 per cent over the last year.

Aberdeen based C-SAM are to design and install a complete business management system for marine and subsea operations services company, TSMarine (Contracting) Ltd.

The system will seamlessly manage data in operations ranging from supply chain management, human resources and QHSE, to tender and contract costing. It will also utilise C-SAM's People Tracking software to fully harness manpower resources, while an asset tracking function will log and control all asset movements involving TSMarine's fleet of Remotely Operate Vessels (ROVs).

Canyon Offshore, a Helix subsidiary, have recently implemented C-SAM's global software solution for use in their Aberdeen, Houston and Singapore divisions. The system, which is capable of synchronising operations at each location with the company's extensive ROV fleet, will control areas ranging from asset tracking to maintenance scheduling and material requisitions.

The third contract was won from diving and ROV services company, Integrated Subsea Services (ISS), and C-SAM will provide an asset and people tracking system. It will allow ISS to track data from the tender stage and through the lifetime of the project, and to track people and equipment movement on each contract from initial start up right through to the final invoice.

Theresa Wheeler, C-SAM's managing director, said the three contract wins signaled a breakthrough for her company in to the subsea market.

Ms Wheeler said: "The Subsea Market Report published at Subsea 08 this month shows Scotland is leading the world in subsea technology and the market will continue to expand on top of the 90 per cent growth achieved in the last five years. This sector will prove vitally important to the growth of C-SAM and many companies like us.

"These three wins are a significant achievement for our company and marks our largest contract wins to date. It will allow us to strengthen our core operation and to look at recruiting more staff for a planned expansion.

"We would have been delighted to have worked with any of these companies but to win all three contracts is a tremendous boost for C-SAM and provides a strong platform to make further inroads in to the subsea market.

"While each client naturally had different requirements and objectives, we have been able to show each of them that we understand the subsea market and the needs of different operators. We have been able to demonstrate that we can design specific software solutions which increase efficiency and visibility across all operations and can lead to substantial savings.

"We are looking forward to using the experience gained on these contracts to work with other companies in the subsea sector."

Alasdair Cowie, Managing Director of TSMarine, which specialises in rigless subsea well intervention, said: "We are pleased to be working with C-SAM on our new, integrated business management system. This will improve the way we operate and streamline all our data handling, so all the information we hold will feed into one system, which will help us to offer an enhanced service to our customers."