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STATS Group lands emergency pipeline repair contract

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World Pipelines,

Following the completion of a similar large-scale contract for Qatargas, STATS Group has recently been awarded an emergency pipeline repair system (EPRS) contract, worth in excess of £6.5 million. The contract is for ten years work with another major LNG operator in the Middle East.

As highlighted by STATS’ Middle East Business Development Manager, Vikas Shangari: “STATS has executed in excess of 40 isolation projects in the Middle East, ranging from 2 in. to 48 in. on oil, gas and utility pipeline systems.”

Effective repair on subsea and onshore pipelines

STATS Group’s scope of work for this new contract includes designing, manufacturing and testing pipeline isolation and intervention equipment for a range of pipeline sizes – from 16 - 38 in.

The contract includes the supply of double block and bleed isolation tools, subsea monitoring and communication systems, 32” and 38” BISEP intervention tools, and hot tapping equipment.

Installation of isolation and intervention tooling suites will provide positive isolation and a safe environment to carry out effective repair on subsea and onshore pipelines, if they are damaged.

Mature isolation technology to meet client expectations

STATS’ Middle East Regional Director, Angus Bowie, said: “Our original contract with Qatargas has now been followed with this significant award by another major operator in the Middle East. STATS ability to tailor the mature isolation technology to meet client expectations has allowed the EPRS systems to accommodate complex operations while maintaining the core well proven fail-safe features.”

He continued: “Our technologies are all designed, manufactured and tested in-house and have become the industry standard for some of the leading operators in the Middle East who require peace of mind when being able to respond to pipeline integrity and repair issues.”

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

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