Marsol launches emergency intertidal support service

Marsol launches emergency intertidal support serviceRepairing intertidal pipelines presents problems such as shifting sands and tides. (Image source: Marsol)Marsol International has launched an Emergency Pipeline Repair Service (EPRS) for the offshore oil industry

Developed over the last six years to service various types of environmental situations and geotechnical configurations, the purpose of the EPRS is to safeguard shallow water intertidal zones, addressing the challenge of accessing such areas, which are not normally serviced from sea or shore.

“We have identified a need to offer an emergency service to protect pipelines in shallow waters, and we have the skills and equipment to manage the challenges intertidal zones present, such as shifting sands and tides,” said Marsol managing director Mike Young. “Marsol has worked to develop sophisticated support assets such as Rhino craft and Versadock – products that have been tried and tested in hostile and difficult environments.”

Marsol said it will also utilise its experienced offshore terminal and marine workforce to locate damaged pipelines and stabilise the ground to access and repair them in emergency scenarios such as pipeline ruptures, pin-hole leaks, dents and buckles, internal and external pipeline pitting and corrosion problems.

“Should a pipeline require repair, time is of the essence,” Young added. “Safeguarding against environmental damage, minimising the impact on production and ultimately protecting company reputation is vital - EPRS offers an experienced team who can act fast.”

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