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Pipetech set to expand

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World Pipelines,

Following recent contract wins and the appointment of a new leadership team, Pipetech plans to expand its services to industrial markets by introducing subsea and wells to its offshore portfolio.

Eric Doyle has been appointed as Managing Director of Pipetech, and Alan Brunnen, Former Executive Vice President at Aker Solutions has joined the company as Non-Executive Director. Both bring a wealth of industry experience that they are applying as Pipetech enhances its technology and solutions targeting costly flow and blockage challenges at oil and gas assets and industrial power plants and refineries.

The company has developed a deep water cleaning system, which has been deployed in a £1.2 million campaign by a major operator to successfully clear a blockage in a subsea manifold in a Norwegian North Sea campaign. It also plans to expand its subsea capabilities in the coming months, and is developing a new wells downhole cleaning tool.

Pipetech recently won industrial services contracts, including process cleaning at a gas terminal in Scotland, as well as the company’s first contract in Sweden for a major oil refinery.

Doyle said: “Pipetech has a new business strategy, which will see us focus on solutions designed to tackle the inefficiencies faced both offshore and at industrial power plants and refineries by scale, flow and blockage problems. Alan’s advice and influence is going to be invaluable as we invest in expanding our subsea and wells offerings and continue to invest in new technologies to solve the challenges being faced by industry.”

Brunnen said: “I see great potential for developing Pipetech’s solutions for the subsea industry and the first deployment of the deep water cleaning system instils confidence in the performance of this new cleaning technology for subsea pipelines and manifolds. Wax build-up is a particular challenge and there is the potential for operators to move from regular chemical cleaning to a more effective solution that can be planned into maintenance schedules. I look forward to working closely with the team to maximise the opportunities around the subsea market.”

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