Seaplace receives the confirmation of public funding through Eurostars Program for the development of a Tensioner System for Steel Catenary Risers known as SCR Tensioner. Seaplace, together with the Candian company Maritime Hydraulic, will develop this new concept.

The main objective is to develop a tensioner system for Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs) to be used in the production of deep and ultra-deep sea oil developments. In these depths, classic SCRs are not anymore feasible due to the strong fatigue damage suffered at the touch-down location. The Industry thus uses instead much more expensive solutions such as flexible or steel lazy-wave risers (SLWRs). The proposed product aims to ensure that SCRs remain the most cost-effective solution, even in ultra-deep sea harsh waters.