Trelleborg wins China offshore pipeline contract

Skelmersdale-based Trelleborg has been comissioned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation to supply 18km of pipeline protection for an offshore gas development.

The company will supply its Tri-Strakes, a vital riser for the pipeline where current cross flows can cause Vortex Induced Vibration, in turn causing fatigue failure of the pipeline or its connections. These Tri-Strakes protect the pipelines from future VIV failure and prolong their lifespan.

Lingshui 17-2 is a deepwater offshore gas field development, located offshore of China in the South China Sea, approximately 150 kilometers from Hainan Island in water depths of 1,500 meters.

Owned and operated by CNOOC, it is the first independent ultra-deepwater discovery made in the region, and the contract becomes one of the largest projects of its kind undertaken by Trelleborg.

Joshua Chadwick, product group manager at Trelleborg, said: “We are really proud to have been awarded this prestigious contract and be able to support such a key development.

"Throughout the tendering process we worked alongside CNOOC, China Offshore Oil Engineering Company Ltd and Ashburn International Ltd, to ensure we provided the best solution for these companies. This contract award helps to cement our position as an innovative market leader in the supply of subsea ancillaries for critical applications in demanding environments.”

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