Airborne Oil & Gas has been awarded its most significant flowlines contract to date which will see the world’s leading manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) deliver a record 10km length of its technology to a supermajor in West Africa.
This is the second award for TCP Flowline from the E&P organisation and follows on from an earlier successful delivery of a 4km product, manufactured by Airborne Oil & Gas last year. The Netherlands headquartered company is producing the 10km TCP Flowline to support the operator’s brownfield, tie-back development project in the same field and region.
This repeat contract cements TCP’s position as a robust and cost-effective pipeline solution, particularly where corrosion mitigation is a major driver for clients. TCP is a non-metallic, composite pipe which delivers high levels of corrosion and fatigue resistance and therefore a significantly extended service life.
Airborne Oil & Gas’ TCP Flowlines has led to approximately 40% saving on installation costs compared to traditional alternatives. The absence of corrosion has also resulted in further operational cost savings and safety related efficiencies for operators.