– Structural plates required removal from tidal turbine monopoles.
– Diving time severely restricted to 20 minutes due to tidal direction change and ‘Neap Tide’.
– Plates (1.8m x 150mm x 30mm) removed using a slitting saw. Remaining material removed using face milling.
– Quick release tooling used to allow fast project completion.
All machining operations were completed first time, to specification and within time critical operations window.