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Subsea diamond wire machines

Effective underwater cutting

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Perform efficient underwater cutting on pipes, piles, multi-string casings and wellheads with Claxton’s diamond wire cutting machine.

Claxton’s subsea diamond wire saws are specifically designed for subsea cutting and can be complemented with our wider platform decommissioning package. The units can be diver or ROV operated, and due to the configuration of the wire blade, suffer less blade trapping than bandsaws or reciprocating saws. The machines benefit from a cut confirmation system so that the user is notified as soon as the cut is successful.

Where an integrated solution is required on larger projects, our platform well decommissioning package includes multiple options for cutting of pipes and other materials. When combined with other Claxton recovery equipment, our subsea diamond wire machines are integral to the turnkey cutting and recovery solution that we provide for decommissioning projects. The subsea diamond wire machines and accompanying tooling can also be supplied on a flexible rental basis, with or without personnel.

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Claxton’s diamond wire saws offer a rapid and efficient underwater cutting solution. The benefits include:

  • Differing materials and thicknesses have a minimum impact on cutting performance when compared to using a bandsaw blade
  • Internal obstructions and contents can be efficiently severed using the diamond wire saws
  • Can be diver or ROV operated
  • Integral with the Claxton platform well abandonment package

The robust aluminium frame of Claxton’s diamond wire saw means that they make light work of subsea pipes and materials with varying thicknesses.

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Download our decommissioning buyers guide to learn how we can provide solutions for both platform and subsea well abandonments and casing recoveries.

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Decommissioning Case Study Pack

The Claxton offshore decommissioning case study pack showcases our vast experience of delivering successful decommissioning projects.