In the early 1980’s Conoco commissioned the Hutton Tension Leg Platform. For the first time the platform was not fixed solidly to the sea bed but was floating, tethered by several tubular steel legs.

The legs were coated with Aluminium as it was the only system that could meet the harsh working environment.

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Conoco Oil rig tension leg for the UK North Sea

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Automatic application by Arcspray of Thermal Sprayed Aluminium (TSA) onto Oil Rig Risers


The use of Metal/thermal spray in the oil and gas industry also includes:- 

  • Flare booms
  • Pipework
  • Sub Sea Valve

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