Cold Cutting / Water Jetting

Cold Cutting

Bilfinger Salamis UK offers the latest in cold cutting technologies, one of the safest and most effective methods of removing steel and concrete structures, in an engineered and controlled manner.

Cold cutting methods and systems are widely present and utilised in the growing decommissioning market. Key alliances with major engineering companies ensure that Bilfinger Salamis UK provides engineering solutions and bespoke cutting mechanisms to suit and deliver the most challenging projects.

Several systems are by Bilfinger Salamis UK during specialist cutting/destruct work scopes dependent on application. All cutting work scopes are specifically engineered to provide the best use of technology to execute the work in the safest and most efficient method.

Our in-house personnel have been carefully selected to form an integral part of our Specialist Services department, and all individuals have extensive experience and skills sets to engineer specific solutions.

Water Jetting

Bilfinger Salamis UK has extensive experience in the delivery of High Pressure (HP) and Ultra High Pressure (UHP) water jetting projects/support services.

Water jetting is now amongst the most favoured techniques used in surface preparation, tube bundle refurbishment, pipeline descaling and drain maintenance.

We have access to a wide range of water jetting systems, including remotely operated surface preparation systems which reduce personnel exposure and increase efficiency.

Our experienced HP/UHP supervisors and operatives are all trained in water jetting activities in line with the Water Jetting Association Code of Practice.

With a wide range of equipment available, ranging from Rig Safe to Zone 1 and Zone 2, we are capable of mobilising to any installation or facility to carry out water jetting work scopes.

Services include:

  • Caisson Jetting - debris removal
  • Retro jetting
  • UHP jetting surface preparation
  • HP jetting
  • Surface preparation
  • Riser coating inspection
  • Marine growth removal

Blockage Removal

Bilfinger Salamis UK has a proven track record of undertaking remote high pressure and ultra high pressure water jet/retro jetting cleaning for a number of areas on a platform including: 

  • Production Pipework  (1” to 36” internal diameter)
  • Hazardous drains
  • Blackwater and Grey drains 
  • J-Tubes
  • Risers
  • Caissons

Our specialist cleaning department has a large selection of field-proven blockage removal tools which are effective in the removal of scale, hydrocarbons, wax, and marine growth.

All Bilfinger Salamis high pressure and ultra high pressure pumps are diesel driven, zone 2 rated and certified for offshore use. Our topsides teams are highly trained and competent in the use of all our equipment and have years of experience removing all types of blockages from pipe work.

Innovation - Riser Tool

Bilfinger Salamis UK owns and specifically operates a custom designed water blasting caisson/riser tool for operation within hazardous group 2 offshore environments.


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