Kongsberg Ferrotech is introducing 3D printing under water

Kongsberg Ferrotech is proud to announce the development of a revolutionary technology, “Subsea Additive Manufacturing for Lifetime Extension”, a truly ground breaking project. This research and development project will be performed with SINTEF and other major industry players, and supported by the Research Council of Norway.

The project will allow for in-situ repairs of subsea components like flowlines and conductors, by use of Additive Manufacturing techniques – significantly extending the lifetime of the assets. Lifetime extension is of high importance for sustainable development and optimal utilization of resources, both in Norway and globally. The successful development and implementation of the project will represent a game-changer for maintenance and repair of subsea components.

For Kongsberg Ferrotech, this development represents another significant step towards “taking the workshop to the damaged pipe” – whether it is a conductor pipe in the splash-zone or a pipeline resting on the seabed – and will unlock a world of opportunities in the global markets.