Ambient Lifter

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Project Summary

Technology developer Ecosse-IP is working with the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) 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.

Field trial