Decom Engineering has developed the C1-46 Chopsaw, its largest subsea chopsaw yet, with an investment of over USD 1.2 million, to meet the client demand for larger sized subsea pipe-cutting capability. The saw has been currently deployed on its first project for a global energy company on a UK North Sea work scope.
Jul 5, 2023
Decom Engineering has developed its largest Chopsaw, the C1-46 Chopsaw, with an investment of over USD 1.2 million as a result of a client’s demand for larger sized subsea pipe-cutting capability. The new chopsaw has been designed to allow usage in water depths of up to 2,000 meters and can cut pipes up to 46” of a wide range of materials in any orientation. Multiple lifting points located around the tool allow a versatile angle of deployment and an array of cuts can be completed whilst subsea or held in wet storage, without returning to the surface.
The saw has been currently deployed on its first project for a global energy company on a UK North Sea work scope. The project requires cutting large surface laid pipelines (36″) with 57mm concrete coating, along with other large pipelines. “The saw clamps are designed to penetrate into the sea bed/sediment and to minimize the need for trenching. We are excited to see the C1-46 perform successfully on this North Sea project and we will take the lessons learned to refine and improve the product and its operational capabilities.” said Decom Engineering’s Managing Director, Mr. Sean Conway.