Decommissioning has become a new buzzword in the offshore and nuclear industries. Dwindling oil prices and a shift towards more renewable energy sources has turned many operators’ attention towards decommissioning their ageing assets.
To say that dismantling and recovering these huge installations is difficult would be an understatement. The process is expensive, time consuming and can be hazardous. Any equipment used should be robust and reliable and be safe to operate. Thankfully, there’s portable machine tools available which have been designed specifically to ensure these projects are completed efficiently and safely.
Mirage has responded to the challenges presented by customers with purpose designed products – some which have now become part of the standard Mirage product line up.
Let’s take a look at some examples of decommissioning projects, and the Mirage products used.