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AquaTerra Group Ltd - Marathon Field Trial of Urethane Conductor Restraint

Technology Organisation

AquaTerra Group Ltd

AquaTerra is a leading industry specialist for difficult access operations and potentially hazardous environments.

http://www.aquaterra.co.uk

AquaTerra Group Ltd - Marathon Field Trial of Urethane Conductor Restraint

Project summary

Lateral wave movement causes impact on conductors, caissons and risers initiating fatigue and fracturing Lateral wave movement causes impact on conductors, caissons and risers initiating fatigue and fracturing which can be both costly, challenging and dangerous. To reduce movement and minimise damage various shim solutions have been developed to varying degrees of success. Many involving significant costs.

AquaTerra have developed a solution to improve on these established techniques which will not only reduce the wave induced damage but increase the guide stability and moderate the vibrations to extend the life of the conductors, caissons and structure with minimal maintenance.

This project is now in Phase 2 and will under go two field trials with major Operators. This project being the first.

Challenge

Asset Integrity

Vision

Fix Today

Entry TRL

7

Field Trial

Planned

Technology

Application of Urethane product

Type

Adapt

Target TRL

8

Potential Industry Value

A typical shim programme on average costs approx. £50k per conductor by introducing this innovative solution would results in a cost saving of 80% due to the material type, ease of installation and the reduction in preparation and deployment.