JUL. 16, 2019

We have recently begun work on a collaborative project, FSWBot, which aims to develop a repair technique for sub-sea pipelines.

The project, sponsored by UKTI, seeks to integrate several state of the art technologies including friction stir welding, and ultrasonic NDT onto a robotic system that can be deployed to conduct repairs on pipelines without the need for the pipeline to be closed down for the duration of the repair. If successful, it is envisaged that the system could be further developed to carry out a range of sub-sea repair and fabrication tasks. ​ The consortium would be interested in hearing from companies that might have an interest in such a system, in order to take into account their potential needs and applications, thus helping to ensure that its benefits can be brought to as many industry sectors as possible.