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Pipeline Walking Mitigation Webinar

Typically pipeline walking is mitigated either by applying anchor piles, conventional concrete mattresses or rock dumping. All these solutions are expensive, requiring large volumes of material to be installed offshore or clamps to be applied over coatings – creating a lot of waste and costly installation effort.

Which begged the question – is there a better way? Turns out – there is.

At Subcon, design is all about three things: engineering to reduce inefficiency, collaborating for sustainability, and investing in R&D to find new solutions to common problems.

That’s how we ended up collaborating with Shell with support from the University of Western Australia to come up with the Pipeline Clamping Mattress – a revolutionary way to mitigate pipeline walking that reduces materials, logistics and installation time by over 60%.


On the 23rd of February, at 9 AM GMT, join Dr Phil Watson, Sze Yu Ang, Marijn Hooghoudt and Matthew Allen to learn how PCMs efficiently apply weight to pipelines, how the axial restraint develops over time, how they were applied in brownfields applications to live pipelines and how they can be used to optimise greenfield developments.

Dr Watson will provide the latest data from the National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility and Sze Yu Ang will give an overview of Shell’s Malampaya project. Then we’ll have time for questions and answers from the panel.

If you’re interested to learn more about the PCM restraint for pipeline walking, register today!

Questions? Feel free to get in touch.

Date: Tuesday 23rd February 2021 

Time: 9am GMT (5pm Perth time)

Location: Online via Zoom

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