Titomic win 3D metal printing contract for offshore gas rig

Titomic has marked an Australian first, with its cold spray, additive manufacturing tech to be used on Woodside Energy’s offshore gas platform.

Through contractor Monadelphous, Titomic’s low pressure cold spray system will be used on Woodside’s North Rankin gas platform in the Indian Ocean.

The low pressure cold spray additive manufacturing process – also known as cold spray 3D printing – will allow Monadelphous to fabricate freestanding parts or to build features on to existing infrastructure.

The system will be used to aid in maintenance, deposit corrosion-resistant materials like aluminium directly onto the platform’s steel and metal structures without the need for heat or disassembly.

In a company statement, Titomic says research carried out by the Woodside FutureLab at Monash University identified applications of Titomic’s additive manufacturing process for effective corrosion remediation and prevention, and moving it to a real-world application marks a major step forward for the company.

Titomic says this technology can be boon for the oil and gas industry, as the remote nature of many of its operations makes on-site repairs and limited disassembly compelling from a cost and time perspective.

“This partnership not only validates the effectiveness of our cold spray solutions but also opens the door to further opportunities in the oil and gas sector,” Titomic Managing Director Herbert Koeck says.

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