Netherlands-based business, Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG), will soon be making its maiden foray into Western Australia following the recent appointment by Subsea 7 for the design, manufacture and delivery of two Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) Jumpers for Woodside’s Julimar project.
Under the contract, AOG will supply 2” 10,000 psi TCP Jumpers to be used for Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) injection service.
The TCP Jumpers are planned for delivery later this year, and will be deployed in the Julimar field, located approximately 200 kilometres offshore North-Western Australia.
It will be the first time the company’s TCP technology has been used in the region.
This forms part of a wider contract awarded by Woodside on behalf of the Julimar-Brunello joint venture (Woodside and KUFPEC) to Subsea 7 to design, procure, install and commission a 22 km 18″ Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) gas transmission flowline and an umbilical system.
Fabienne Ellington, Airborne Oil & Gas’ Vice President for Asia-Pacific and Middle East said they are ‘extremely pleased’ to be the first company to deliver TCP technology to the energy sector in the region.
“As part of our business strategy, we have been focusing on the opportunities in Australia as a major oil and gas hub, as well as an upcoming LNG growth market. This is a landmark win for Airborne Oil & Gas and puts us firmly on the map in Australia,” she said.
“Winning this award is testament to the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of our TCP Jumpers, as well as the proven value that our TCP range of products is delivering.”
AOG’s TCP Jumpers were selected based on several unique combined characteristics: lightweight, robust and flexible, improved flow assurance, high-pressure capacity – while remaining cost-competitive.
Christopher Ratajczak, Subsea 7 Vice President for Australia and New Zealand added: “This marks another milestone with Airborne Oil & Gas’ TCP technology, which has successfully met our requirements for use in the Julimar project.”
“Our collaboration further reinforces the strength of our global technology portfolio that allows us to deliver all-round effective solutions to our customers.”