Seaward Safety were awarded a contract to supply our products and services to GDF Suez’s Cygnus project.


Following acquisition, this later became Engie and then Neptune Energy's Cygnus project.

The Requirements

To ascertain their signage requirements and ensure their compliance to regulations, GDF employed the services of Seaward Safety’s Survey Technicians, who identified a large requirement for Safety Signage, Life Saving Appliance (LSA) Plans and Platform Identification Signs. Later in the project, GDF also required assistance with the installation of the products, so requested the services of Seaward Safety’s Installation Technicians.

During the hook-up phase, Tyco also had an unforeseen requirement of Safety Signage, Bridge Access Signs, Station Bills and Person Onboard (POB) T-Card boards.

Our Approach

To discuss the scope and requirements of the project, Seaward Safety attended a kick-off meeting with GDF and Amec. Subsequently, Seaward Safety assembled a dedicated project team to ensure consistent familiarity of the project.


•  Each individual process of the project had to comply with the client’s meticulous document control procedures.

•  Due to the size of the project, in our desire to supply the best quality products, on time, Seaward Safety expanded their resources by purchasing a large format printer and digital cutter.

•  Comprehensive progress reports were required by the client at regular intervals.

•  A pre-release meeting were required 4-6 weeks prior to the products being shippeed.

• Considering the very large size and weight of the Platform Identification Signs, and the weather conditions of the North Sea, our Quality Control Team inspected each Platform Identification Sign thoroughly, to ensure safety.


Despite the increased quantity of products, we were able to accommodate each change and deliver the products on time, therefore, maintaining a good relationship with our client, who returned many times for additional products. The success of assigning a dedicated project team led to similar approaches on future projects.