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Hydratight seals significant deal with Subsea 7

07th December 2015

Hydratight has won one of the largest pipeline connector orders in the industry from Subsea 7 to support their Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) project in Australia.

The repair system is part of the contingency planning for multiple pipelines associated with Chevron Australia’s liquefied natural gas assets and INPEX’s Ichthys LNG Project off the northwest coast of Australia.

Hydratight has been providing EPRS coverage since the late 1980s and is a leading engineering firm in the field of contingency repair. 

This win is the result of an established and successful track record in the industry for pipeline repairs and connectivity with the MORGRIP® mechanical connector.  This is in addition to a two year research, development and testing programme conducted by Hydratight’s engineering team based in UK in collaboration with Subsea 7. 

This ultimately provided a custom-engineered MORGRIP® Connector solution to meet the exact specification required for these assets, which included a self-supporting connector solution (no pipe end abutment) for pipelines up to 44 inches in diameter.

David Tromans, Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) Product Manager for Hydratight, said:  “This latest self-supporting connector design is capable of withstanding both pressure and external loading.”

“We’re delighted that Subsea 7 has chosen to use our MORGRIP® mechanical connector solution for these internationally significant projects,” stated Ken Bockhorst, President, Hydratight. “Its unique advantages have been appreciated by Subsea 7 and we look forward to working together for a successful execution of the project.”

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