Osiris delivers first-class diving IRM solution for long-term client, EDF Energy, at Heysham 1 nuclear power station.

Subsea engineering specialist Osiris, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed a diving IRM project with long-standing client EDF Energy at its nuclear power station, Heysham 1. Mobilising state-of-the-art diving assets, which included a dive control unit and deck decompression chamber, Osiris delivered an innovative solution to EDF Energy’s needs as well as completing the project on-time and within budget.

Reinforcing Osiris as a market leader in solving complex subsea engineering problems, the response given by EDF Energy during its project evaluation highlighted satisfaction across all deliverables, including speed of mobilisation, quality of service and technical expertise delivered with professionalism throughout the project.

Explaining his satisfaction with the project, Daniel Tiffany (design engineer for EDF Energy) said, “It has been a pleasure to work with the team from Osiris during this outage project. The work scope was completed on-time and to a very good standard. In addition, an emergent issue on the plant which required some ingenuity from the team was dealt with in a most professional and successful manner.”

Following on from the positive feedback from EDF Energy, Aiden West, managing director at Osiris, said, “The delivery of this project was near perfect and I am proud of what the team was able to achieve. This comes from the long working relationship that has been built over the years with EDF Energy to understand what they are looking for and how to deliver against their needs, time after time.”

Utilising over 30 years’ experience of subsea engineering capability and owning of key assets, Osiris was able to deliver a complex subsea project efficiently. The work was completed using diving services supervised from an IMCA DO23 compliant containerised air diving system, with deployment via a custom designed gantry system, to carry out de-silting of the drum screen chambers and installation of sacrificial anodes on the coarse screen runners - a vital part of the nuclear power station cooling system.

West recognised the successful start to the year by saying, “This is another successful high profile project completion for the year, with cable pull-in work on the Humber Gateway in February being the first. We are involved in several other key projects in support of the offshore renewables and oil and gas markets, where we have the opportunity to significantly reinforce ourselves as the lead provider of specialist subsea engineering services.”

Underpinning this success, JF Subsea is a contractor member of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), which underscores Osiris's commitment to continually perform to the highest and safest possible standards within the industry.