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New Vorecon NX from Voith: Efficiency in the Lower Speed Range Increased by up to Eight Percent

2016, June 24  + + +  The Vorecon variable speed planetary gear from Voith provides speed control with maximum reliability and low life cycle costs (LCC) in the oil and gas industry. With the new NX series, Voith has now further developed the proven principle specifically for applications in the low power range up to 10 MW ... Read more

TAP Awards Offshore Construction Contract to Saipem SpA

April 14, 2016 + + + Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded to Saipem SpA the contract for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) for the offshore section of the project. TAP’s 36-inch offshore pipeline across the Adriatic Sea – between the coastlines of Albania and southern Italy – will be approximately 105 km in length, down to approximately 820 meters below sea level at the deepest ... Read more

NDT Rises the Bar for Pipeline Corrosion Inspection

April 13, 2016   + + +   NDT Global, a leading supplier of ultrasonic pipeline inspection and data analysis, announced that it is now offering its high resolution pinhole and pitting (UMp) metal loss inspection service as standard in all markets globally. Its complete ultrasonic corrosion inspection tool fleet has been upgraded to UMp. The UMp service reliably detects defects and sizes as small as 5 mm (0.2 inch) which represents a two-fold improvement in the minimum sizing threshold, from the previous entry level ultrasonic service of 10 mm (0.4 inch). This higher accuracy is provided at a 90% certainty to ensure accurate input to integrity models and reduce the costs to operators ... Read more

EUROPIPE liefert Rohre für Nord Stream 2
Nord Stream 2 selects suppliers for major pipe tender

March 11, 2016  + + +  Nord Stream 2 AG has finalised its international tender for the supply of high-quality steel pipes for two pipelines. The suppliers chosen to deliver approximately 2,500 km of large-diameter pipes with a total weight of roughly 2.2 million tons are Europipe GmbH, Mülheim/Germany (40 %), United Metallurgical Company JSC (OMK), Moscow/Russia (33 %) and Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant JSC (Chelpipe), Chelyabinsk/Russia (27 %).

DHATEC pipe stop used by TANAP

March 10, 2016 + + + TANAP is now using Dhatec's Pipe Stop system to enhance the safety, quality & efficiency of their pipe storage logistics. These pipes arrived from Shanghai and have an outside diameter of 48" and 56". After temporary storage in the Port of Limak (Turkey), the project construction contractors collect the pipes for installation ... read more

Iran-Oman Gas Pipeline Feasibility Study by Mid-August

March 01, 2016  + + +  The Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC) Alireza Kameli said that the feasibility study on construction of Iran-Oman gas pipeline will be completed by mid-August. “Study on the land section started two months ago while the seabed section which is delegated to the Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) will be finished by mid-August,” Kameli added  ... read more  

ITGI Poseidon Pipeline Project:  Gazprom,
DEPA and Edison sign Memorandum of Understanding

Feb 24, 2016   + + +   Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Marc Benayoun, CEO of Edison SpA, and Theodoros Kitsakos, CEO of DEPA SA, signed today the Memorandum of Understanding on natural gas deliveries across the Black Sea from Russia via third countries to Greece and from Greece to Italy in order to establish a southern route to deliver Russian natural gas to Europe ... read more

Saab Seaeye ROV completes 570 kilometre offshore
pipeline inspection in the Arabian Gulf

Feb 19, 2016   + + +   In the Arabian Gulf, Saab Seaeye's pioneering new Leopard electric work ROV has survived its most challenging test yet. After spending two continuous months working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, often in scorching 40°C heat, their newly delivered Saab Seaeye Leopard ROV has survived its first real test, report Abu Dhabi-based, CCC Underwater Engineering.  read more

NDT Global receives Åsgard inspection contract
from Statoil

Feb 16, 2016  + + +  NDT Global today announced that it has received a multi-million euro contract, on behalf of Gassco, from Statoil, the leading Norwegian gas and oil enterprise. In close collaboration with Statoil, NDT Global is developing a suitable ILI (Inline Inspection) tool for the Åsgard Transport gas pipeline ... read more

MAN Diesel & Turbo MGT gas turbines consolidate market position ... MAN's latest series of gas turbines completes application spectrum

Feb 09, 2016  + + +  Following a successful market launch, the MGT series of gas turbines is now completing its project references. In the Rehden compressor station operated by GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, one of Germany's largest gas transportation companies, an MGT 6200 two-shaft turbine will in future drive a centrifugal compressor (MAN RV 050) thereby increasing the station's natural gas transportation capacity ... read more

Iran advances refinery and pipeline projects

2016, Jan 26 + + +  Parsian Oil & Gas Development Co. (POGDC),  Iran’s largest nongovernmental petrochemical holding, has entered an agreement with Italy’s Saipem SPA, Milan, to collaborate on future projects involving major overhauls designed to modernize two Iranian refineries under POGDC’s management + + +  Separately Saipem also has signed an MOU with National Iranian Gas Co. (NIGC) for possible cooperation on NIGC’s proposed Iran Gas Trunkline IX (IGAT 9) and Iran Gas Trunkline XI (IGAT 11) pipeline projects  ... read more

Gasunie: Within two years 1,000th truck being loaded at Gate terminal

2016, Jan. 15 + + + The 1,000th truck was being loaded with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Gate terminal, a subsidiary of Gasunie and Vopak. The truck was originating from Prima LNG. Within two years after the opening of the truckloading facility this major milestone has been reached. Since start-up 15 different customers have used the truck loading service ... read more


Vallourec: A strategic partnership for pipeline welding
Serimax and Technip to enter into a strategic partnership for pipeline welding.


Jan 11, 2016  + + +  Serimax, a Vallourec subsidiary, a world leader in offshore & onshore welding solutions, and Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry, signed today an agreement in principle in order to achieve a strategic partnership in the domain of pipeline welding. In this respect, Technip, a long-lasting customer of Serimax, would acquire a minority stake in Serimax ... read more


TAP Awards Two Contracts for Italy Onshore Construction


Dec 22, 2015  + + +   Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded a contract for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and a contract for the EPC of the onshore pipeline in Italy (8-kilometre, 36-inch diameter). The joint venture comprised of Enereco S.p.a. and Max Streicher S.p.a. has been awarded the contract for the onshore pipeline in Italy, which will connect the project offshore section at the landfall with the PRT. Renco S.p.a. has been awarded the contract for the Pipeline Receiving Terminal ... read more


Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP)
awards control infrastructure contract

ABB’s System 800xA extended operator workplace


Dec. 17, 2015    + + +  ABB has been awarded a large contract for the 1,850 km Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP). ABB will deliver the control infrastructure to contribute to safe, secure and reliable operation of the pipeline throughout its lifetime. The US$11 billion pipeline will bring Azerbaijan’s natural gas directly to Europe and will interconnect with two others: the South Caucasus at Turkey’s border with Georgia, and the Trans Adriatic at its border with Greece ... read more


Statoil awards North Sea pipeline contracts

Dec. 10, 2015   + + +  Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup partners, has awarded contracts for the line pipe, coating and pipe installation of the Johan Sverdrup oil field export pipelines. The total contract value is estimated at slightly less than NOK 2.5 billion (US$0.29 billion). The three contracts cover both the oil and gas export pipelines for Johan Sverdrup, located in the North Sea, approximately 140 km west of Stavanger, Norway. ... read more


Scheuerle and Cygnus Gas Field

Dec. 02, 2015   + + +  For the expansion of the infrastructure for the Cygnus gas field in the North Sea, ALE UK has once again been relying on SCHEUERLE SPMTs. On 168 SPMT axle lines and using a loose coupling mode, a 4,140 t segment of a production platform as well as a total of four support elements with unit weights of between 1,180 and 2,125 t were transported ... read more


MAN Diesel & Turbo
Acquires Cryo’s Marine Fuel & Bunkering Business


Nov. 19, 2015 + + +  MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (part of MAN and Volkswagen Group), acquires the marine fuel gas supply system (FGSS) business from the Sweden based Cryo AB, part of the Linde Engineering Division and a manufacturer of cryogenic equipment for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied gases. It will be integrated into the company’s four-stroke marine business ... read more


AUV-borne leak detection system inspects Mediterranean pipelines


Nov. 05, 2015   + + +  Following extensive offshore trials, Co.L.Mar’s acoustic leak detector (ALD) has completed its first deployment from an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for inspection of pressurized pipelines ... read more


TAP Awards Contract to Salzgitter Mannesmann International
for Onshore Line Pipe and Bends


Oct 29, 2015  + + +  Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) awarded a contract to Salzgitter Mannesmann International GMBH for 270 km of the onshore 48-in. OD line pipe, as well as the bends TAP requires for both onshore (48-in.) and offshore (36-in.) use. Salzgitter will provide 48-in. line pipes and bends for TAP’s onshore sections in Albania, Greece, and Italy, and 36-in. bends for the offshore section across the Adriatic, a total of roughly 170,000 tonnes of line pipe ... read more


TAP Awards Three Pipeline Equipment Contracts
Two Italian Companies Selected as the Successful Tenderers


Oct. 16, 2015  + + +   Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded three contracts for the engineering, manufacturing and delivery of 48” and 36” fittings, isolating joints and scraper traps. This equipment will perform various key functions, and will be installed along the TAP route, in line with the project technical specification ... read more


Gassco takes charge of new UK-Norway offshore gas pipeline


Oct. 04,  2015   + + +  Gassco has assumed operatorship of the new 94-km (58-mi) Utsira High gas pipeline (UHGP). This starts at the Edvard Grieg field, 57 km (35 mi) north of Sleipner in the Norwegian North Sea, and will transport up to 5 MMcm/d (177 MMcf/d) of rich gas to a connection point at the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (Sage) pipeline system in the UK, and onward to the St Fergus terminal north of Aberdeen ... read more

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