CRP Subsea has made a large-scale investment in a new manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale to support their transition from primarily oil and gas into the renewables market.
The purpose-built manufacturing facility includes a state-of-the-art semi-automated production line for the NjordGuard cable protection system used in offshore wind farms.
The new facility enables CRP Subsea to, “significantly improve flow of materials, achieve throughput efficiencies and increase productivity, increasing Bend Stiffener production output by a factor of 20”.
CRP Subsea specialises in the development and production of polymer and syntactic foam-based buoyancy and protection products for the offshore renewable and oil and gas industries.
It is also “increasing its staff resource” to support the expansion of the business.
The enhanced capacity has positioned CRP Subsea to support the growing number of offshore wind projects.
The new facility in Skelmersdale was constructed using “lean” manufacturing principles and with a focus on environmental efficiency, the 12,000 square metre facility includes the, “very latest manufacturing equipment.”