Just off the shore of Corpus Christi, Anderson Engineering was retained to manage the removal of 1350 feet of 3.5” flow line pipe. The scope of the project consisted of removing the flow line pipe utilizing divers and barge vessels in water averaging between 3 and 15 feet deep.
Field work spanned a period of 24 days. A total of 33 dives were successfully completed in order to establish an underwater trench for flow line removal. Anderson engineered Specialty Safety Shears, which were used to greatly enhance safety while cutting sections of the flow line both underwater and topside. The flow line was then crane lifted onto the barges and removed from the bay and properly disposed of. The project in total consisted of 14,500+ man hours, during very challenging weather conditions, and was completed without incident, injury, first-aid, or near miss.