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NOV to expand its composite pipe offering

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National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has broken ground on two manufacturing plants that will significantly strengthen the company’s offering of composite pipe technologies and tubular coatings within Saudi Arabia. Both facilities will be located at MODON 3 near the city of Dammam.

NOV has provided comprehensive tubular services to customers in Saudi Arabia for more than 40 years. Investing in a state-of-the-art 130 000 ft2 facility will expand NOV’s TuboscopeTM pipe inspection, repair, threading and machining services to include internal and custom coating capabilities and the Company’s proprietary TKTM liner platform.

The company’s coating capabilities, covering pipe of up to 24 in., will allow customers to extend the life of their pipe, enhance production and decrease nonproductive time. The TK liner platform of glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) coatings will cover pipe from 2 to 9? in., providing its customers in Saudi Arabia access to a new technology that extends the life of pipe. NOV will also provide customers with full lifecycle management of drill pipe through the TracIDTM platform, which utilises proprietary RFID technology.

Additionally, NOV is constructing a new manufacturing facility that will provide its composite pipe technology to the Middle East and North Africa region. The 260 000 ft2 facility will establish NOV as Saudi Arabia’s first local manufacturer of high pressure spoolable composite pipe. The operation will supplement a team of experts that provide lightweight, corrosion resistant, engineered solutions from 12 existing manufacturing facilities around the world. The manufacturing complex will produce spoolable and jointed pipe, including the flagship line of FibersparTM spoolable products, STARTM GRE high pressure line pipe, and downhole tubing and casing.

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