Aleron launch new decommissioning solutions
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25 November 2021
Aleron Limited, specialists in complete ROV & tooling solutions, announce the launch of two new decommissioning solutions to the market, the Aleron Mattress Orientation, Lifting and Extraction (M.O.L.E) tool & the Aleron Pipe Recovery Tool.
Dedicated to challenging conventional thinking and striving to expand their portfolio of bespoke engineered solutions, Aleron are launching a suite of crane deployed decommissioning tools focused on the removal of subsea pipelines and their surrounding protection. With decommissioning activity intensifying and an accelerating energy transition, the introduction of timely and cost-efficient decommissioning solutions is more crucial than ever before.
The Aleron Mattress Orientation, Lifting and Extraction (M.O.L.E) tool has been designed to safely recovery subsea concrete mattresses during decommissioning activities. Deployed by the vessel crane, guided, and monitored by the ROV this tool ensures as much contact with the mattress area as possible to minimise the risk of falling parts if the mattress is not fully intact. All four grab points work independently to secure awkwardly positioned mattresses.
The Aleron Pipe Recovery Tool is designed to safely recovery varying lengths of pipe from the seabed floor and return to deck or lifting basket during decom operations. It can be surface fed and controlled or Hot stabbed and ROV controlled. The tool consists of a load beam with two large pipe grabs positioned at either end of the tool with a total SWL of 16Te.
The Pipe Recovery Tool can have the addition of rotary saws to cut and lift within one operation reducing the amount of crane operations taking tools in and out of the splash zone.
Gary McConnell, Managing Director, Aleron Limited, said "We are thrilled to bring these new innovative solutions to market. The Aleron operation model will be to cross share technicians as much as possible to reduce the POB numbers offshore and significantly help our customers reduce costs. We have already received a great level of interest in our new Decom solutions and anticipate a busy 2022 for mobilisations”.
Scott Munro & Gary McConnell