Cutting & Recovery

Cutting by use of ROV is a safe and cost effective solution for recovery of subsea objects. Typical items include loading buoys, anchor chains, steel risers & piles, umbilicals and support structures.

Due to a magnitude of different objects, locations and operability, a number of diverless subsea cutting options may be chosen:

  • ROV grinder
  • ROV wire cutters
  • Circular and guillotine saws
  • Diamond wire saw
  • Hydraulic shearer
  • External and internal high pressure grit cutting devices

These tools require mechanical and/ or hydraulic interfacing with an ROV. They may be deployed on the ROV or picked up separately on the seafloor.

DeepOcean provide project management, operational planning, engineering, mobilisation/ demobilisation, ROV vessel, offshore crew and have the overall responsibility of this operation.

ROVs working on cutting external risers.