London and South of England Evening Meeting – Subsea Friction Welding with ROVs and Divers

15 October, 2015



Two major projects have recently been completed using ROVs to perform friction welds on wind farm piles and a Floating Production System with newly developed equipment.  This process has also been used with ROVs for welding to subsea pipelines and production assets and with divers for structural repairs and retrofitting Cathodic Protection.   The presentation will give a brief overview of the system and cover recent case studies.    Friction welding is a solid phase welding process that can be used in deep water and produces welds of excellent fatigue strength.  Other methods of welding underwater including wet welding and dry habitat welding will be reviewed during the introduction.


Dave Gibson, Technical Authority Friction Welding, Proserv

Stuart Harvey, Product Champion for Friction Welding, Proserv

Registration: 1730 Presentation: 1800 Cheese & wine: 1900

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