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1 August 2002
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New di pipe from Saint-Gobain pipelines

WHAT IS described as a “÷revolutionary’ pipeline product has been launched by Saint-Gobain Pipelines, taking the cost out of the pipe-system supply chain, and simplifying the pipe-laying process at each stage.

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1 August 2002
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Barrier pipe performs in contaminated ground

UPONOR’S new Puriton barrier pipe system has been designed to provide full protection for conveying potable water through contaminated ground.

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1 August 2002
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Interlocks for safe operation of pig-trap closures

THE DL/3 key-exchange interlocking system from Smith Flow Control has been designed to control the safe operation of pig-trap closures by eliminating human error or deliberate abuse, and forms part of a comprehensive range of safety systems specially designed for both the on- and offshore hydrocarbon and chemical processing industries.

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1 August 2002
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Pigging paper downloads available

Technical papers from our Pigsource archive can now be downloaded in PDF format for US$25 each. The unrivalled library of around 400 papers forms the only world-wide reference source to all types of pipeline pigging technology and experience.

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6 May 2002
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Directional drilling conquers major river

THE BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-based directional drilling entity Harbert International Est. Sdn Bhd (HIE) has recently completed a double directional drilling for the Arcos-1 submarine fibre-optical project across the mouth of the Rio Magdalena in South America.

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6 May 2002
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Flexible flowlines for Brazil

WELLSTREAM, a business unit of Halliburton’s Energy Services Group, has been awarded a contract by Modec International, a member of the Mitsui group of companies. The contract is for the supply of flexible flowlines, risers, and jumpers for Enterprise Oil’s Bijupira/Salema field development project offshore Brazil.

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6 May 2002
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Shell awards additional umbilical cable to Nexans

A WORLD leader in the cable industry, Paris-bsaed Nexans, has been awarded an additional umbilical cable of 43.4km length to the NaKika host for Shell’s Coulomb Gulf of Mexico field.

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6 May 2002
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Transco pipeline diversion

LAWRENCE has also secured a å£100,000-contract from Transco to divert a high-pressure gas main under the å£450-million Birmingham Northern Relief Road, now called the M6 Toll.

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6 May 2002
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Heathrow pumping station completed

LAWRENCE has completed a å£1-million contract for Air BP to increase flow rates in pipelines supplying fuel to Heathrow Airport.

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6 May 2002
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Piping for Deep Lake water-cooling project

KWH PIPE Canada Ltd is supplying of 16km of 1.6-mdiameter plastic piping for cooling downtown buildings in Toronto.

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6 May 2002
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Engineering challenges on Selby mains diversion

KENTON Utility Service Management has been dealing with the complicated engineering challenge of diverting many of Yorkshire Water’s strategic mains ahead of the construction of a new 10-km single-lane bypass at Selby.

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6 May 2002
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Flexcrete in major Venezuelan pipeline project

THE state-of-the-art, cementitious, and epoxy-modified anti-corrosion coating manufactured by Flexcrete Ltd, Cemprotec E942, is currently being used to protect around 25km of steel gas pipeline running through Venezuela.

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6 May 2002
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Actuators cut operational time

THE TIME spent operating manual valves on Statoil’s new Huldra platform in the Norwegian North Sea is said to have been significantly reduced since the introduction of Smith Flow Control’s Easi-Drive portable valve actuator.

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6 May 2002
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The dirtiest pipeline in the world?

REMOVING tons of debris from oil and gas pipelines is just “another day at the office” for Pigtek Ltd, the UK-based pipeline pigging specialist. However, removing a total of more than 40 tons is quite some feat, as it was from a single 111-km long section of gas pipeline working at +50å¡C.

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6 May 2002
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Major decommissioning project completed

CIRCLE Technical Services has completed its work on the first deepwater decommissioning project in the North Sea, and on seven abandonment projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

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30 April 2002
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New chair at Loughborough University

ADVANTICA Technologies Ltd and the Royal Academy of Engineering have announced the establishment of a Chair in Pipeline Technology at Loughborough University, UK.

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30 April 2002
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Leading contractor changes hands

PIPELINE Constructors Group plc, of Corby, one of the leading contractors to the UK’s utility industry, has been sold to the construction brands group Morgan Sindall for å£16.5 million.

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30 April 2002
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INTEC acquires Fuel

SMIT LAND and Marine Engineering Ltd, a UK subsidiary of Netherlands-based Smit, and INTEC Engineering (UK) Ltd, have announced the completion of an agreement whereby INTEC has acquired Fuel Subsea Engineering, headquartered in Woking, Surrey.

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30 April 2002
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Kennedy becomes Alfred McAlpine

KENNEDY Utility Management, one of the UK’s largest service providers to the utilities, has now become Alfred McAlpine Utility Services Ltd following its acquisition by Alfred McAlpine in March last year.

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30 April 2002
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New GPR distributor for Hong Kong

ALTON-based specialist in ground-probing radar (GPR) PipeHawk plc has reached an agreement with Radiodetection (China) Ltd to become a distributor for its market-leading PipeHawk II GPR system throughout China and Hong Kong.

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30 April 2002
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PSG Engineering sets up in Chennai, India

THE CITY OF Chennai in India has been selected as the location for the new engineering office of global pipe-support systems manufacturer Pipe Supports Group.

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30 April 2002
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Offshore trunkline installation for NW Shelf

THE North West Shelf Venture has announced the award of the offshore installation contract for the second gas supply trunkline linking its offshore production facilities to its onshore gas plant, near Karratha in Western Australia.

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30 April 2002
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“÷Goldeneye’ gets go-ahead

UK ENERGY Minister Brian Wilson gave formal consent in mid-March for the development of Shell Expro’s Goldeneneye gasfield in the Outer Moray Firth.

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30 April 2002
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New CEO for Penspen

DAVID Stanley has been appointed chief executive officer of Penspen Ltd, the UK-based independent onshore and subsea pipeline engineering, construction, and integrity company.

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30 April 2002
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NSea pipeline repairs

TWO PIPELINE repairs in the North Sea using the high-integrity HydroClamp from Oil States Hydrotech of Houston Texas, have recently been undertaken.

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30 April 2002
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Balfour Beatty acquires Kentons

BALFOUR Beatty, the international engineering, construction, and services group, has acquired Kentons, the Yorkshire-based utility services contractor, for å£28 million.

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