NORMA supports electricity and fibreoptic supply in Norwegian North Sea 18 February 2021

NORMA Group is equipping the electricity and fibre optic connection to an offshore fish farm system in the Norwegian North Sea with ABA Original SMO hose clamps.

The clamps will be used 40 kilometers outside the coast of Tromsø and form a key element of the subsea cable bend restrictor system. The clamps will be used to secure the cable kink protection seal.

“This order shows that our products can be used even under difficult weather conditions,” said Dr Michael Schneider, CEO of NORMA Group. “Our hose clamps will be used in the North Sea and contribute to the supply of electricity and fibre optic technology. We are particularly pleased that we are further expanding a partnership with the customer that has existed for more than 25 years with this order.”

Long time NORMA Group customer TESS, a Norwegian provider of services and products for the operation and maintenance in industries such as oil and fishing, uses ABA Original SMO for subsea cable bend restrictors. At the bends of electricity and fibre optic cables, the clamps secure the seal to prevent potential cable kinks. Over the next 20 years, the ABA Original SMO hose clamps, under high water pressure, will support the electricity and fibre optic supply to the offshore fish farm system. The customer has already installed the hose clamps underwater.

ABA Original SMO are made of SMO 254 material. SMO 254 is an austenitic stainless steel that doesn’t rust and provides maximum resistance to pitting, crevice corrosion and various types of stress corrosion. ABA Original SMO are therefore used especially in extremely demanding environments, such as sea water plants and plants in the chemical and food processing industries, as well as in shipbuilding.

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