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    Sonsub successfully uses diamond wire saw~

    Vessel & ROV News // July 18, 2003
    A Sonsub designed and built Diamond Wire Cutting Module (DWCM), integrated with the Innovator 09 ROV, has been successfully utilized in the Gulf of Mexico in 6,060 feet of water, reports the company.

    The DWCM performed a cut in one hour and 25 minutes on an overall diameter of 41in, including a 21-5/8 in drilling riser with four additional choke and kill lines.

    This is the second Diamond Wire Cutting Module that Sonsub has manufactured for a Gulf of Mexico Contractor, the first being for Shell, which was used to cut a 12in pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico at a depth of 4,573ft.

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