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Engineering challenges on Selby mains diversion

May 6, 2002 0

KENTON Utility Service Management has been dealing with the complicated engineering challenge of diverting many of Yorkshire Water’s strategic mains ahead of the construction of a new 10-km single-lane bypass at Selby.

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Flexcrete in major Venezuelan pipeline project

May 6, 2002 0

THE state-of-the-art, cementitious, and epoxy-modified anti-corrosion coating manufactured by Flexcrete Ltd, Cemprotec E942, is currently being used to protect around 25km of steel gas pipeline running through Venezuela.

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Actuators cut operational time

May 6, 2002 0

THE TIME spent operating manual valves on Statoil’s new Huldra platform in the Norwegian North Sea is said to have been significantly reduced since the introduction of Smith Flow Control’s Easi-Drive portable valve actuator.

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The dirtiest pipeline in the world?

May 6, 2002 0

REMOVING tons of debris from oil and gas pipelines is just “another day at the office” for Pigtek Ltd, the UK-based pipeline pigging specialist. However, removing a total of more than 40 tons is quite some feat, as it was from a single 111-km long section of gas pipeline working at +50å¡C.

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Major decommissioning project completed

May 6, 2002 0

CIRCLE Technical Services has completed its work on the first deepwater decommissioning project in the North Sea, and on seven abandonment projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

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New chair at Loughborough University

April 30, 2002 0

ADVANTICA Technologies Ltd and the Royal Academy of Engineering have announced the establishment of a Chair in Pipeline Technology at Loughborough University, UK.

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Leading contractor changes hands

April 30, 2002 0

PIPELINE Constructors Group plc, of Corby, one of the leading contractors to the UK’s utility industry, has been sold to the construction brands group Morgan Sindall for å£16.5 million.

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INTEC acquires Fuel

April 30, 2002 0

SMIT LAND and Marine Engineering Ltd, a UK subsidiary of Netherlands-based Smit, and INTEC Engineering (UK) Ltd, have announced the completion of an agreement whereby INTEC has acquired Fuel Subsea Engineering, headquartered in Woking, Surrey.

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Kennedy becomes Alfred McAlpine

April 30, 2002 0

KENNEDY Utility Management, one of the UK’s largest service providers to the utilities, has now become Alfred McAlpine Utility Services Ltd following its acquisition by Alfred McAlpine in March last year.

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New GPR distributor for Hong Kong

April 30, 2002 0

ALTON-based specialist in ground-probing radar (GPR) PipeHawk plc has reached an agreement with Radiodetection (China) Ltd to become a distributor for its market-leading PipeHawk II GPR system throughout China and Hong Kong.

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