The state-of-the-art facility is scheduled for completion in late 2015.
HOUSTON – Seanic Ocean Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility will soon be underway in west Houston. The company’s relocation and expansion, a result of evolving customer needs and expectations, will provide extensive space for manufacturing of subsea hardware and tooling, equipment storage and client collaboration. The new campus, slated for occupancy in late summer, will also be home to a state-of-the-art in-ground test tank large enough for on-site System Integration testing of ROV tooling and other related hardware.
Located on 10.5 acres, Seanic’s new facility will include a 55,000 square-foot shop and operations building, 18,000 square feet of which will be dedicated to manufacturing, testing and assembly. An additional 6,000 square-foot area devoted to welding operations will enhance Seanic’s ability to design and build custom subsea hardware for seamless interface with its line of tooling and equipment.
The building will also include 18,000 square feet of indoor storage space that will allow clients to store and maintain their own equipment, whether purchased from Seanic or elsewhere. A detailed inventory and maintenance program, already in place at Seanic’s current facility, will ensure that stored equipment is both operational and available when needed. A large outdoor storage area will also be available for on-site storage of larger equipment.
Taking place within Seanic’s testing and assembly space, Factory Acceptance Testing and System Integration Testing will provide clients with the assurance that their purchase meets all required specifications and will function properly upon deployment. The pinnacle of Seanic’s testing facility, a 50’ x 50’ x 30’ in-ground wet test tank, will enable on-site testing of Intervention Tooling and system integration of subsea hardware. The tank will be outfitted with multiple underwater cameras and allow for real-time performance monitoring.
“Seanic has continued to grow since its inception in 2007, and the capabilities of this new facility will allow Seanic to expand upon the products and services that our customers have come to expect from us,” commented Tom Ayars, President of Seanic. “An easily accessible test tank of this size is long overdue in the Gulf Coast region. Houston is the hub for creating new deep water concepts and this tank will allow us to efficiently develop and test new systems and applications in a state-of-the-art, convenient and user-friendly facility.”