ABERDEEN, UK – Ecosse IP Ltd.’s latest subsea lifting product, the Ambient Lifter (AL10T), has completed successful pre-trial tests in Buckie Harbor, northeast Scotland.
This was a follow-up to trials completed last September when the Ambient Lifter lifted a 5-metric ton (5.5-ton) load from the seabed.
Building on the results, EIP’s engineering team scaled up the system by doubling its lifting capacity to 10 metric tons and adding an ROV garage and docking interface.
The company plans full harbor trials next month to demonstrate the system’s lift capabilities to potential customers and other interested parties.
Dorothy Burke, EIP’s managing director, said: “The scaled-up model AL10T performed well, successfully demonstrating it can be maneuvered with the integrated ROV and can lift a 10-metric ton [11-ton] weight…
“We are delighted The Oil & Gas Technology Centre is supporting our next trials and also look forward to working with Oceaneering and Aleron on the next phases through to commercialization.”