ECOSSE IP: Raising The Bar: Lifting System Is A Game Changer

Innovative offshore lifting technology not only represents a value-adding proposition – it also demonstrates the problem-solving talents inherent in the supply chain.

The Challenge

Introducing a cost-effective alternative to the deployment of surface-lift vessels for subsea removal campaigns.

Reliance on heavy-lift vessels, uncertainty over prevailing weather conditions and cost-efficiency considerations can be limiting factors when sourcing an offshore lifting solution.

The Response:

Ecosse IP has built on its track record of innovation by designing and engineering a safe, robust and highly controllable lifting system.


The ground-breaking Ambient Lifter technology is based on a framed pipe coil configuration – using air as buoyancy and water as ballast – devised to lift, lower or manoeuvre any subsea object.


It can be used standalone or as part of an end-to-end subsea lifting solution across a range of applications – including oil & gas, subsea construction, decommissioning, offshore floating wind and salvage.
The Ambient Lifter can be launched from a low-cost anchor handler vessel or towed to site using a tug, negating the requirement for an expensive crane or heavy lift vessel.
Devised as a modular unit, it can be used with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to multiply their lift capability or it can be deployed in variety of configurations.

The Result:

The Ambient Lifter has been designed to:

• multiply the lift factor of an ROV by a factor of 20
• handle a diverse range of weights, from 1Te to thousands of tonnes
• drive operational savings of up to 40% when compared to conventional methods
• operate in varying sea states and significantly reduce weather window risk.
• reduce the need for divers

Introducing a cost-effective alternative to the deployment of surface-lift vessels for subsea removal campaigns.

‘…multiply the lift factor of an ROV by a factor of 20… handle a diverse range of weights… drive operational savings of up to 40%...’

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