Technip Offshore Finland

World-class constructor of spar platforms for oil and gas production

Taking welding quality to the next level with Kemppi's FastMig X and WiseRoot+

Technip Offshore Finland Oy is an expert in offshore construction with a staff of 700 people. The company is a part of the French Technip Group, and specializes in building floating spar platforms (Single Point Anchor Reservoir) for oil and gas production especially in deep seas. In the 2000s, the yard has supplied a number of spar platforms for use in the Gulf of Mexico, which calls for hurricane-proof construction.

Due to the high risks of the offshore industry, Technip is dedicated to safety and quality. Around 100 staff members are involved in the in-house quality management system. Thanks to determined investments in its expertise and quality, Technip's Pori yard has even won contracts to complete platforms begun at other yards.

Offshore

Pori, Finland

FastMig X convinced Technip: Technip Offshore Finland Oy is one of the most important spar platform builders in the world. With Kemppi's FastMig X 450 and the included WiseRoot+ welding process, Technip was able to speed up its welding production without compromising high-quality work.

Main challenge

The guiding principle of Technip's Pori construction yard is continuous development, in which welding technology plays a key role. The quality standards in the offshore industry are exceptionally high due to the extremely harsh operating conditions on high seas. Such criteria set their standards also for welding. Having trusted Kemppi's welding equipment for years, Technip enquired after the latest developments in welding technology and state-of-the-art equipment that would meet the strict requirements set on heavy offshore construction.

The weldability of FastMig X is excellent. Its usability is on a good level, and the basic parameters are very easy to set. The adjustability of the WiseRoot+ feature is also good.

Sauli Alenius, Welder, Technip Offshore Finland Oy

Kemppi's solution

In 2013, Technip received a delivery of Kemppi's FastMig X 450 multi-process welding machines. The equipment quickly received positive feedback from both welders and production managers alike after having undergone welding procedure qualification tests and trials at Technip's construction yard. Technip's experienced welders commended FastMig X for its ability to perform very well even when low welding values were used.

Especially the Kemppi-developed welding process for pipe welding, WiseRoot+, was warmly welcomed for its ability to allow previously difficult pipe-welding locations at the 12-2 and 4-6 o'clock positions to be welded easily and quickly. As a result, welding production took less time, when ceramic root backing was no longer needed.

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