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Airborne Oil & Gas secures pipe flowline contract in West Africa

Airborne Oil & Gas has received its most significant flowlines contract to date, which will see the manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) deliver 10km of its technology to a supermajor in West Africa.

This is the second award for TCP flowline from the undisclosed company, and follows an earlier successful delivery of a 4km length of flowline, which was manufactured by Airborne Oil & Gas in 2019.

The flowline will support the operator’s brownfield, tie-back development project, which is located in the same field and region.

TCP is a non-metallic, composite pipe that delivers high levels of corrosion and fatigue resistance, therefore extending service life.

“The 10km order for our TCP flowline is a landmark moment in our company’s history, particularly given that it is a repeat order from a major operator and that it strengthens our order book on which to grow our business during 2020,” commented Martin van Onna, CCO at Airborne Oil & Gas.

“Developing long-term relationships with clients fits in with our ongoing business plan and in tandem provides us with the opportunity to understand what is required, develop the best TCP solutions and support over multiple projects.”

Paul McCafferty, vice-president for Europe and Africa at Airborne Oil & Gas, added: “The award of this TCP flowline project from an important client demonstrates the industry’s growing confidence in our solution, and the value added benefit TCP offers to their projects, particularly where existing field support vessels can be utilised for installation. Once again confirming that TCP offers no corrosion at lower cost.”