GE Oil & Gas’ Pipeline Solutions business has been awarded a ‘multi-million,’ six-year contract to supply Qatargas with pipeline integrity management services to enhance the monitoring and maintenance of the company’s liquid natural gas (LNG) network. GE will build and deploy a custom pipeline integrity management system (PIMS) and will supply manuals and procedures for in-line inspection (ILI), software automation and engineering assessments.
Sheikh Ahmed Al Thani, Qatargas COO Engineering & Ventures, said, ‘A critical success factor in achieving our goal of a world-class LNG facility is the continued assurance of availability and safe operation of the pipeline networks from our offshore production sites to our onshore treatment facilities.’
GE Oil & Gas’ PII Pipeline Solution will be tuned to Qatargas’ requirements at GE’s technology centers for excellence in Cramlington, UK (ILI) and Mission, Kansas (software management). The new integrity management contract extends coverage to additional offshore product lines and will leverage PII Pipeline Solutions’ extensive wet gas experience. Previouslyn GE Oil & Gas signed an 18-year customer service agreement to support Qatargas’ operations. Qatargas shareholders include QPC, ExxonMobil, Total, ConocoPhillips, Shell and Idemitsu. More from www.geoilandgas.com.
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