Projects

Project

Ecosse IP - Ambient Lifter

Technology Organisation

Ecosse IP

Ecosse IP Limited is a subsea technology developer and offshore engineering consultancy specialising in Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal industries.

https://www.ecosse-ip.com/

Ecosse IP - Ambient Lifter

Project summary

Technology developer Ecosse-IP are working to develop and field trial Ambient Lifter, an innovative subsea lifting device. The Ambient Lifter system can be used to lift, lower or manouevre any subsea object by controlling buoyancy and ballast in low pressure pipes. This new way of lifting subsea assets provides a faster and more cost effective solution, bringing new confidence to subsea lifting challenges. The use of this technology will help drive significant cost savings for both subsea installation and decommissioning applications. The first field trial took place at Cullen Harbour at the end of September 2018, with a further trial in March 2019.

Challenge

Decommissioning

Vision

Transform Tomorrow

Entry TRL

6

Field Trial

Completed

Technology

Ambient Lifter

Type

Adopt

Target TRL

7

Potential Industry Value

Value to the UKCS is around £35million annually.