Milling & Keyway Cutting

Accurate machining to deliver across a range of environments

Glacier offers a range of milling machines from small 3D keymills to 2m 3D milling machines, all capable of being used either onshore, topside or subsea.

Case Studies

Customer Type

International Operator


North Sea Offshore Platform

Project Summary

Perform necessary Milling of the Hatches approximately 600mm wide x 500mm deep thru 25mm plate

Challenge Set By Customer

The customer required hatches to be cold cut on FPSO bulk heads to allow inspection of enclosed pipe work in a very tight and congested area without shutting down production.

Given the project complexity, it also needed a company with the ability to engineer the solution and mobilise equipment and resources rapidly.


Glacier provided the customer with an engineered solution with the required equipment and manpower within three days to resolve the flange defects previously found. Within 21 days of receiving the enquiry all work was complete to the customers satisfaction with the pipe work inspection being carried out as planned.


The operator made significant savings and was also able to concentrate on other requirements whilst Glacier solely resolved the issues brought to light.

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