Spotlight Projects:

The Hopper Engineering Associates team provides practical and exciting solutions to unique problems in several industries. To showcase our recent work we choose a project of the month. An archive of previous winners can be found here.

July 2012 Project:

Underwater Welding of an Alaskan Offshore Platform
Underwater Welding of an Alaskan Offshore Platform

A subsea crack was found on an offshore Alaskan oil platform built in the 1960s. The crack must be repaired while the platform remains in service.


HEA helped establish a repair option for the crack which included underwater welding. This is one of the first uses of this relatively new technology in the Cook Inlet. A testing plan was implemented by our team which involved training the divers and providing time-saving and cost-friendly solutions.

HEA has completed numerous jobs similar to the one shown above (Similar Projects)