Brent Alpha Decommissioning

Another world first for CUT UK! We were delighted to complete the cutting of all scopes on the Shell UK Brent Alpha jacket, including world record cuts of the three 288” (7.3m) diameter platform legs. The largest diameter offshore jacket cuts ever completed in a single pass.

Heerema said “The Brent Alpha jacket removal presented novel challenges for Heerema, resulting in unique solutions. During the project, Heerema cut jacket legs at 7.3m diameter using a 288” Diamond Wire Cutting Tool developed alongside CUT UK, especially for the Brent Alpha jacket removal – the largest leg diameter to have been cut this way.”

CUT completed over 50 cuts utilising our 288”, 120”, 74”, 64”, 50”, 36” and 18” diamond wire cutting machines on legs, braces and conductors. We were delighted to complete these scopes for our valued client Heerema.

CUT UK’s parent company designed, built and operated the worlds first ever ROV diamond wire machine 40 years ago. Since then we have built a track record and knowledge that makes CUT globally recognised as the leader in our field. Congratulations team on another major success.