A specialist engineering company has invested more than £700,000 to develop tools which provide greener, faster and safer solutions for decommissioning in the energy sector.
Decom Engineering’s latest R&D investment has updated their Pipe Coating Removal (PCR) equipment, which cleans decommissioned or surplus pipelines of multiple coatings, so they can be repurposed for use on other projects.
The Northern Ireland-based business has also upgraded its range of cold cutting saws which have been successfully deployed on international decommissioning projects as oil and gas operators replace or remove ageing infrastructure.
The latest modifications to its single blade cutter will allow Decom Engineering to target a new revenue stream, assisting clients in recovering conductors from decommissioned oil and gas rigs. The company also believe there are opportunities for its patented saws to be deployed on offshore wind farm repair and maintenance projects as well as onshore pile cutting.
By Jake Frith