03 / 08 / 2017

Another Year, Another Gold RoSPA

HCS Control Systems Ltd is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

HCS have achieved the Gold Medal Award (6 consecutive years running) in this prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

We will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow hotel on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The award was achieved during a special year for family-safety charity RoSPA, as it celebrates its centenary.

RoSPA Gold Medal Award

Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in its 61st year.

HCS Quality Assurance Manager said “We are very proud and grateful to win this award for the 6th consecutive year. This shows how our employees at all levels within HCS are committed to health and safety, we are continually striving for excellence and winning the Gold RoSPA again this year is a credit to everyone within the organisation”.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. For the first time in 2017, the Patron’s Award has been presented to those organisations that have achieved consecutive gold awards for 25 years or more.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for occupational health, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.



01 / 08 / 2017

Welding and Fabrication Capabilities

welding and fabrication

HCS have full welding and fabrication facilities located in Glenrothes, Fife with a capability for large scale projects.

HCS have extensive experience in carbon steel and exotic metals including stainless steel, duplex and Inconel.

Over the past 15 years, HCS have built a substantial library of approved welding procedures to ASME, EN 15614 and client specific specifications to some of the major oil and gas companies.

Production welding complies with all the latest recognised standards such as: NORSOK M101, ASME IX, AWS D1.1, DNV and ISO EN 15614-1.

skilled welders

Typical projects completed at HCS facility include: Offshore shipping baskets, umbilical reeler frames, HPU frames, umbilical termination assemblies, subsea jumper deployment frames, stainless steel reservoir tanks, mud mat structures, sheaves and containers.

All projects are manufactured from a set of drawings created by the engineering department and internal manufacturing procedures. The engineer will create a model from a concept and will work with the client until all specifications and objective requirements are met. Models are run through computerised stress analysis on Solid Works software, typically for lifting and pressurised parts. Further calculation are run by the engineer to ensure the design is within the requirements.

The engineering design phase is a key step to mitigate potential risks and to further satisfy the project objectives, schedule and budget.

HCS are familiar with many standards such as: DNV 2.7-1, DNV 2.22, DNV E273, ATEX, IECEx, Machinery Directive, CE Marking and NORSOK.

For more information (visit: services / welding) or to email our sales team (click here).

Glenrothes, Scotland, UK: (Design and Manufacturing Facility): +44 (0)1592 770 786

Houston, Texas, USA (Sales Office): +1 713 468 5325

welding procedures, compliance



03 / 07 / 2017

Major oil and gas company awards subsea module pipe repair project to HCS

dual certified umbilical reelers

HCS Control Systems were contracted to repair the pipe work on a subsea module for a major oil and gas company.

ORBITAL WELDING: All pipe welds were prepared and welded using fully coded / compliant procedures by HCS approved operators. In-house qualified weld inspectors completed a visual inspection including boroscope, where access permitted.

NDT: All welds undertaken were 100% radiographed (NDT) to ensure there are no defects in the weld.

STRENGTH: The piping system was pressure tested to further test the strength of every weld. The system was flushed to ensure that the specified cleanliness was achieved.

IN-HOUSE / ON-SITE: All pipe weld and repair work was carried out in-house by HCS Control Systems. Full project management was also undertaken by HCS. This ensured the customer was kept up to date on every stage of the project, including schedule, scope, budget and completion.

Tonnie Mollah (QA Manager.) commented, ... "HCS Control Systems has the capability to weld any product within the HCS portfolio, or customers equipment outside the HCS portfolio. This includes orbital welding work on all types of subsea structures, from Xmas trees to subsea terminations on umbilical assemblies."

For more information (visit: services / orbital welding) or to email our sales team (click here).

Glenrothes, Scotland, UK: (Design and Manufacturing Facility): +44 (0)1592 770 786

Houston, Texas, USA (Sales Office): +1 713 468 5325



15 / 06 / 2017

Manufacture of dual-certified umbilical reelers for shallow and deep water applications

dual certified umbilical reelers

HCS Control Systems design and manufacture dual-certified umbilical reelers for shallow and deep water applications. With drive systems to suit your specific project requirements, from air powered to hydraulic powered or even direct electrical powered.

QUALITY: At HCS Control Systems, quality is entrenched in everything we do. We are certified to deliver systems to all the offshore provinces in the world, and operate to the highest standards. We keep abreast of updates in global regulations and through keeping our design and manufacturing processes in-house are able to fully control our quality processes and manage changes efficiently and effectively. We are routinely and regularly audited by all major blue chip Subsea Manufacturing Companies and the larger International Service Companies as part of our ongoing business with them.

For more information (visit: products / umbilical reelers) or to email our sales team (click here).

Glenrothes, Scotland, UK: (Design and Manufacturing Facility): +44 (0)1592 770 786

Houston, Texas, USA (Sales Office): +1 713 468 5325



17 / 04 / 2017

HCS are exhibiting at OTC 2017 / Houston, Texas

OTC 2017

HCS Control Systems will be exhibiting at booth 1161 at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, 01 - 04 May 2017.

OTC is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,300 exhibitors, and attendees representing 100 countries. The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is presented as one of the best events to gain technical knowledge and make valuable global contacts.

HCS Subsea Services LLC: In support of incorporating the USA based company in 2016, HCS now have dedicated personnel in Houston to support its clients and global business. HCS Subsea Services LLC should be contacted for all USA based business.

What we do.

Product Design and Manufacture: HCS Control Systems specialises in the design, in-house manufacture, assembly, test & servicing of equipment for the subsea industry worldwide. Our systems include direct hydraulic production systems, installation and workover (IWOCS) systems, subsea distribution units, and the complete range of topside equipment for deployment and handling of umbilical systems.

HCS has specialist in-house processes such as orbital welding, and offer full FAT test and full subsea SIT activities within our design and manufacturing facility in Glenrothes.

Product Rental: In addition to our manufacturing capability, HCS provides a portfolio of high quality rental equipment to markets throughout the world, manufactured and inspected to the highest compliant standards and backed-up by first class service and support.

Services and Manpower: HCS Control systems are ready to support its clients around the world 24/7 with specialised hydraulic control and fluid cleanliness workshops and certified personnel. Our services team is built up of hydraulic, mechanical and also electrical technicians that can be utilised globally onshore as well as offshore. As part of the service team we have a dedicated team of small bore tubing technicians which include welders and pipe fitters.

Dual Certification: ATEX and IECEx IWOCS Equipment: HCS Control Systems are a certified OEM manufacturer for topsides IWOCS and related systems to both the CE ATEX Directives and the IECEx International Standards. HCS are one of the very few global companies able to design, manufacture and certify IWOCS and related systems.

Glenrothes, Scotland, UK: (Design and Manufacturing Facility): +44 (0)1592 770 786

Houston, Texas, USA (Sales Office): +1 713 468 5325