Reflex Marine, a global leader in safe marine transfer solutions to the offshore, marine & renewable industry, has recently supplied the first production unit of the newly developed FROG-XT4, to Total E&P Nigeria Ltd.
The FROG-XT is an advancement of the company's industry-leading personnel transfer technologies and the product of more than twenty years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
An estimated one million safe crew transfers are carried out every year using the Reflex Marine's FROG and TORO devices.
The FROG-XT4 was developed in line with the industry's continued drive to improve the safety of its operations – a vision which Reflex Marine shares.
The device provides greater comfort and safety to passengers, wider operating parameters, and higher capacity transfers. Its compact frame allows for easy storage and cost effective shipping.
Lifting points are now at eye level, making them easier to access and inspect, and a new stretcher mounting system enables rapid deployment in a medical evacuation situation (MedEvac).
Reflex Marine has previously provided a number of FROG and TORO units to Total for use in Nigeria and other regions of the world, with the FROG-XT4 being the latest addition to that fleet. The new XT unit is to be used on the Odudu Field.
After the global FROG-XT4 launch in February, the response from the wider industry has been really positive, with this first unit heading to Nigeria, and a second unit destined for Mozambique for another international operator.
Kate Twitchen, Business Manager for Nigeria commented: "Reflex Marine has worked with Total for over fourteen years, providing safer crew transfer solutions. Within Nigeria, we have a nominated representative, Precision Logistics Ltd, who offer local support and servicing and together with Reflex Marine aim to increase the safety of offshore personnel transfer. Selling the first FROG-XT4 into this region is a step in the right direction to further enhance the safety and performance of Total's crew transfer operations."
Reflex Marine has established a number of accredited service centres for FROGs and TOROs around the world, offering stock, spares, rental services, inspection and maintenance and training to exacting standards set by Reflex Marine; there is now stock on the ground at some of these partners facilities; Norway, Houston and Abu Dhabi.
Reflex Marine is looking to launch a higher capacity version of the product, the FROG-XT10, to the market in the coming months.
Please visit http://www.reflexmarine.com/what-we-do/crane-transfer-devices/frog-xt4/ for more information.