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Marine Growth Removal (MGR) Market By Equipment Type (Power Tool, Hand Tool), By Application (Subsea Construction, Vessel Hull Cleaning, Mooring Systems Cleaning, Others (Pile & Riser Cleaning, Platform Jacket Cleaning, Surface Preparation, Etc.)) - Growth, Future Prospects, Competitive Analysis And Forecast 2017 - 2025

Marine growth comprises variety of soft bodied and shelled bodied marine organisms, which are typically found on solid subsea surfaces. Marine growth approximately increases the structure weight by 5-15% depending on the depth of its position. The hard fouling (hard marine growth) tends to increase the drag force on the structure. The wave force (hydrodynamic loading) is thus increased.

MGR helps in reduction of base shear load by up to 16%. This can be achieved by removing the first bay of marine growth of all structural elements including conductor piles. The pile axial load, especially in 4-legged jacket, can be reduced by 6-16% depending on removal of number of bays of marine growth. Complete marine growth removal from the base, mud-line of the jacket/platform helps in reduction of load by up to 60% thereby increasing its fatigue life. Similar removal of marine growth from the second bay of the platform, the fatigue life of the jacket/platform can be enhanced up to 180% of its designed life.

Companies working in the harsh marine environment like the offshore oil and gas industry, port and harbor authorities, EPC companies, and marine vessel fleet owners and operators need to control growth of marine plants and animals like corals, sponges, seaweeds, molluscs, and barnacles amongst others. The growth removal and control is vital in new and existing structures. MGR will assist in reducing the design allowances in new structures. Static loading, dynamic and hydrodynamic loading and increase in overall fatigue life of offshore structures are achieved by removal of marine growth. The overall jacket weight is also reduced to a great extent. All of the above factors, in totality, reduce the operational/repair and maintenance costs of the offshore foundations.

Based on equipment used for MGR, the market is segmented into two types: power tool and hand tool. The power tool is further classified into underwater grit blasting, non-cavitating high pressure water jets (10,000-15,000 psig), barnacle busters and others. The others segment in power tool includes hydraulic rotary brushes, hydraulic/pneumatic chipping hammers amongst others. Hand tool segment is classified into wire brushes and scrappers. Off all the equipment, the hand held ones are absolutely risk free. However, these tools are more useful in jobs with least cross section area to be covered for cleaning purposes. Based on the application, the market is classified into subsea construction, vessel hull cleaning, mooring chain cleaning and others. The others segment includes pile cleaning, platform jacket leg cleaning, surface preparation amongst others.

Based on geography, Middle East and Africa (MEA) region was the largest market for the marine growth removal in 2016. After MEA, North America is expected to lead the market share. One of the major reason for both the regions to lead the market is due to high oil & gas exploration and production activities -in these regions. North America and Middle East & Africa collectively has highest number of offshore structures than combined Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Hence, both the regions will lead the market in terms of growth.

The key MGR equipment manufacturers, developers, suppliers and service providers are, but not limited to: ProServ, Ashtead Technology, Oilfield Testing Services Ltd., Marine Engineering Diving Services (MEDS), CaviDine LLC, IEV Group, and Found Ocean Ltd.

Marine Growth Removal (MGR) Market


Marine Growth Removal (MGR) Market

Based on geographical distribution, the global marine growth removal (MGR) market is segmented into following categories.

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Indian Sub-Continent
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Marine Growth Removal (MGR) Market

Middle East & Africa region is expected to lead the marine growth removal market in upcoming years owing to largest region with offshore oil and gas assets and facilities in 2016. Followed by North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America region.

The offshore oil and gas facilities and shipping industry are major movers of the marine growth removal market, globally. Since global trade activity is an ongoing process, vessels of all sizes move throughout the world, dock at various ports. The MGR equipment is essential part of the shipping industry. Oil and gas is vital source of energy and the only factor, as of today, to ensure energy security of any country/region. Oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activity is majorly concentrated in offshore. The offshore E&P activity is an ongoing process and it is expected to flourish and thrive for at least 30-40 years from today. Combining these factors, MGR equipment and technology would therefore be essential for better operational efficiency.

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Published Date:  Dec 2017
Category:  Oil & Gas
Report ID:   58922
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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