RetroPod anode sleds installed on two aging fixed platforms
Deepwater, in conjunction with WASCO, a local agent, supplied a total of 42 RetroPod anode retrofit systems to protect two aging platforms for ExxonMobil in Malaysia. The structures, TAPIS-F and Irong Barat B (IBB) required a total of 24 RetroPods and 18 RetroPods, respectively. Each RetroPod consists of 4 anodes, 1 set of dual grounding cables, and a RetroClamp used to ensure continuity between the RetroPod and the structure.
The RetroPods were manufactured and assembled locally in Malaysia by WASCO, using Deepwater’s design. The RetroClamps and dual tie-back cables were manufactured by Deepwater in Houston and shipped to Malaysia. The installation was preformed from the vessel Atlantis Dweller utilizing an ROV in 60 meters of water. The installation was performed in 63 hours via ROV, (excluding weather and downtime). Another retrofit of unparalleled speed and efficiency. We'd like to thank our partners, WASCO, for their collaboration in the successful delivery of this retrofit solution.