Region: West Africa
Content Types: Report
Date: Mar, 2023

Congo project Overboarded chop sawDecom Engineering’s specialist cutting technology has been successfully deployed on a decommissioning project in West Africa.

The C1-24 chop saw was deployed in water depths of up to 1,050 m as part of an operation to recover a jumper connector on behalf of Total Energies in the Gulf of Guinea, offshore the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The work scope included the cutting of the insulated 6” Duplex flowline at each end of the jumper, with the chop saw deployed by ROV with hot stab capability, and using a Tungsten Carbon Tip blade.Congo project Jumper Connector Recovery

The C-1 chop saw range is certified for use in water depths of up to 2,000 m, and has multiple buoyancy options, hot stab integration, blade reverse capability and bespoke customisation capabilities.

The Congo project follows other successful work scopes on behalf of major oil and gas operators and contractors covering the North Sea, Mauritania, Norway and the Gulf of Thailand.

Decom Engineering Managing Director, Sean Conway, said, “Our latest project in deep water offshore Democratic Republic of Congo is another tick in the box for the versatility, safety and efficiency of our cutting technologies, adding to an extensive trace record of completed work scopes in the major hydrocarbon producing regions.

“Decommissioning redundant piping infrastructure or repurposing asserts to be converted for low or zero carbon energy storage is a massive global market, and we are committed to investing in research and development to ensure our clients have the most sustainable means at their disposal to address their needs.”

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