Aberdeen, UK, 20th October 2020: Intebloc, an award winning crane and lifting technology firm, has been awarded a three-year contract from Stena Drilling to provide Rig-Ware, its data management system, to enable increased control of vessel lifting equipment.

Deployed offshore across six of Stena Drilling’s assets in Europe, Africa and South America, Rig-Ware will allow onsite personnel to track and monitor the integrity and usage of all loose and fixed lifting equipment. The technology will improve offshore safety and reduce the risk of lifting equipment failures. In addition, the system will also provide real-time inventory data analysis, enabling quicker and more informed decision making for lifting equipment management.

The award follows several successful trials on Stena Spey and Stena IceMAX to demonstrate the full functionality of the system, its speed, ease of use and its capability to replace conventional paper-based systems.

Ross Mcleod, Intebloc CEO, comments:This contract marks an incredible milestone for Intebloc. Stena Drilling has been integral to the development of the Rig-Ware system. Their feedback enhanced our offering to control assets, protect equipment and optimise deck management. We’ve already demonstrated that Rig-Ware has been a real asset to Stena Drilling’s lifting operations and look forward to working on this project together.”

Colin Dawson, Stena Drilling Digital Transformation Manager, comments: “We have been working with Intebloc for nearly two years and have carried out extensive trials on a number of our assets. We are very pleased with the way our feedback has been incorporated into the system. I am confident the high cost savings and efficiency expectations will be realised with Rig-Ware.”

Founded in 2017, Aberdeen-based Intebloc provides transformative crane and lifting technology to improve safety and efficiency across the construction, marine and energy markets.