Coating removal


An Ashtead Technology company, the Underwater Cutting Solutions (UCS) range of coating removal and cleaning tools suit a wide range of tubular structures.

Tailored for the inspection, maintenance and repair market, our field-proven coating removal systems are designed to remove all types of coatings without damaging the pipeline. Protective coatings which can be removed include concrete weight coat, bitumen, FBE, epoxy and other materials.

UCS also supply abrasive grit cleaning systems for marine growth removal.

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UCS Coating Removal Tool

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UCS Control Cabin

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UCS Subsea Grit Cleaning System

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Coating removal applications

Underwater Cutting Solutions develops its own technologies and solutions to assist clients worldwide. Our coating removal equipment is used for a wide variety of IMR and decommissioning tasks.

  • Linear coating removal
  • Circumferential coating removal
  • Full coating removal

Coating removal case study

With a Caspian Sea platform soon to be upgraded with three new risers, McDermott contracted UCS to efficiently remove the coating from the horizontal and vertical jacket members so that an SA2.5-quality surface finish could be achieved.

UCS provided three bespoke Coating Removal Tools (CRT), as well as the necessary Control Cabin and SCADA Control Operating System required to utilise the equipment, in only 10 weeks.

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UCS equipment and services

Subsea cutting, coating removal and seabed dredging solutions

Abrasive waterjet cutting

High pressure abrasive cutting solutions

Hydraulic shear cutting

High performance, rapid cutting solutions

Mechanical cutting

Cutting solutions for caissons, pipelines, tubulars and subsea jackets

Seabed dredging

Equipment for the de-burial and clearance of debris, sediment and soil

Additional equipment

Technologies to add value to your decommissioning or IMR project

Underwater Cutting Solutions

Subsea cutting, coating removal and seabed dredging systems