Subsea excavation specialist James Fisher and Sons is embarking on its 80th decommissioning/salvage job in the Gulf of Mexico.
The work will include working on a platform that was destroyed during Hurricane Ike in 2008.
The region has been hard-hit by hurricanes and tropical storms over the past decade and the recent extreme weather saw this project delayed for a number of weeks.
James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) has deployed its T4000 excavation tool which will clear the platform jacket to give access for rigging and removal.
Work will then be done to excavate around the rig’s legs to 18ft below the mud line to allow for the safe access of a diamond wire saw.
Steven Kaub, business development manager Americas at JFSE, said: “The US Gulf of Mexico is an important marketplace, both in terms of generating energy and for decommissioning due to ageing infrastructure, old fields or the effects of extreme weather.
“There is an immediate impact felt by the energy industry of hurricane season. There are also ongoing challenges. This project shows what our clients continue to face many years after a storm wreaks its havoc and how we can ease the burden.
“This is our expert team’s 80th decommissioning/salvage project in the region. This is a key milestone in our extremely strong track record of delivering bespoke solutions for clients who are facing taxing demands to deliver time and cost-efficient decommissioning solutions.”
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