Platform removal system undergoing tests

Heavy Decom International (HDI) plans to introduce a heavy-lift decommissioning device to the UK sector.

Offshore staff

GUISBOROUGH, UK -- Heavy Decom International (HDI) plans to introduce a heavy-lift decommissioning device to the UK sector.

The machine is designed for heavy decommissioning and dismantling, notably end-of-life platforms and associated structures.

It will be equipped with advanced hydraulic cutting tools weighing up to 25 metric tons (27.5 tons), and will be able to work at heights of over 30 m (98.4 ft), and to provide underwater cutting in depths of up to 26 m (85.5 ft).

HDI claims this is a unique combination for the UK, although the machine will be offered for projects worldwide. It has been engineered for full containerization, allowing for rapid relocation anywhere.

The machine is currently undergoing testing prior to a full launch later this year.

11/11/2010

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