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November 2008

On this month's cover: CRC-Evans Automatic Welding is a major supplier for a massive pipeline project in China. Selected by the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPP), CRC-Evans is providing automatic welding equipment and training for the 2nd West-East Pipeline as well as the Central Asia Pipeline – eventually encompassing more than 7000 km. Welding on the main line for the west section began in February 2008.


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Pipeline News
Pipeline News

EU Diversity
Gordon Feller talks about new pipeline infrastructure being encouraged by the EU, and priority infrastructure actions for the member states.

Energy Market Review
Dr. Phil Goddard, EIC Business Information Director, examines pipeline opportunities in the UK and overseas, with reference to several key market trends worldwide.

A Step Forward for Backfilling
Mr Marco Laurini, Laurini, Italy.

All Terrain Operations
Basab Acharya, Punj Lloyd Ltd, India.

Pigging Technology Review
BJ Pipeline Inspection Services, USA; and Happ Technology Ltd, UK.

An Environmental Challenge
Kees Ezinga and Geoff Tabor, Land & Marine/NACAP joint venture.

Cutting Edge
Tim McGuire, Michels Horizontal Directional Crossings, USA.

Brushing Up!
J.R. Morgan, Enduro Pipeline Services, Inc., USA.

Bundle Up
Darby Equipment Company, USA.

Liquid Dosing Solutions
Andrew Mangell, Bronkhorst, UK.


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