Proserv and Synaptec sign strategic alliance agreement

Proserv technician surveys an offshore field

ABERDEEN-based control technology provider Proserv Controls has penned a strategic alliance with power system monitoring company Synaptec to develop a “cutting-edge” integrated holistic cable monitoring system which it claims will reduce downtime, improve safety and lower operating costs at offshore wind farms.

It is hoped the partnership will move both companies forward in several energy markets, including offshore wind and upstream oil and gas, via the co-development of multiple innovative products and services.

Paul Cook, Proserv’s renewables product manager, said: “For us, Synaptec’s unique non-intrusive passive monitoring capability means we have the scope to integrate this technology, alongside other monitoring techniques, to bring significant added value to our future control systems.”

Synaptec, which was founded in Glasgow in 2014, provides distributed sensor networks to improve visibility and control of power systems across the offshore wind, transmission and distribution industries.

Proserv will incorporate Synaptec’s unique passive distributed electro-mechanical sensing (DES) technology within the monitoring solution.

Philip Orr, Synaptec managing director, said: Cable failures continue to be a significant challenge for the offshore wind sector. Through this new partnership we are bringing to market a solution which will support the growth and progress of the energy transition and positively impact the operations and maintenance costs for offshore wind operators.”

The agreement represents a key step on Proserv’s technology roadmap, with the firm continuing to build a disruptive, technology-driven controls business in the offshore wind sector, as it seeks to play a significant part in the energy transition.

Davis Larssen, Proserv Controls chief executive officer, added, “This alliance represents an exciting opportunity for both parties.  Our goal is to combine our respective capabilities to deliver innovative, market-leading products that will ultimately enhance our clients’ production efficiencies and improve their profitability.”

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