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NASA Welding Technologies Could Revolutionize Workboat Fabrication

Sep 14, 2018

Solid-State Welding Processes Being Developed for NASA Manufacturing Programs Could Significantly Reduce Workboat Fabrication CostsWhether it is for a tug boat, cargo vessel, or an offshore supply ship, much of the workboat fabrication industry is located along the Southern Coast of the U…

Technip gains Serimax minority stake

Jan 11, 2016

Technip and Vallourec subsidiary Serimax signed an agreement in principle in order to achieve a strategic partnership in the domain of pipeline welding that will see Technip acquire a minority stake in Serimax. Image from Technip…

HFG focuses on new-tech, hi-tech at new center

Nov 06, 2015

Dutch engineering and fabrication firm Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has opened its new Heerema Innovation Center, where it plans to develop next-generation welding robots, and use latest gaming and data processing technology.  The center is cloes to HFG's Zwijndrecht headquarters…

Tata expands linepipe range

Sep 03, 2015

Tata Steel has successfully expanded on its revolutionary new range of welded linepipe it was revealed today. The announcement came as the company prepares to attend SPE Offshore Europe, where it is also celebrating 21 years and one million tonne of steel in the North Sea…

OTC15: Tata unveils SAWL pipe milestone

May 04, 2015

Tata Steel says it has become the first company to manufacture a submerged arc welded longitudinal (SAWL) line pipe installed through reeling method in the North Sea. Manufactured at Tata Steel’s Hartlepool 42in. UOE mill, the pipe was…

Hardbanding Solutions introduces gauge

Oct 03, 2014

Hardbanding Solutions' new Hardbanding Gauge & Rule gives users a quick 'at-a-glance' check of the thickness of applied hardband. The new gauge is suitable for on-site inspections.  By placing the ruler-like tool on top of the weld, the user can quickly check the height…

DNV GL approves SGS permanent underwater wet welding repairs

Sep 03, 2014

DNV GL and Subsea Global Solutions LLC. (SGS) announced the completion of an extensive joint research and development program that allows permanent repairs to be carried out by underwater wet welding on certain areas of vessels. With DNV GL’s approval…

Hyundai designs welding robot to build offshore facilities

Jul 14, 2014

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading offshore facilities contractor, announced that it has developed a new automatic welding process to build offshore facilities. The new hot-wire TIG…

Huntingdon introduces purging systems

Jul 08, 2014

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. announced it has developed a line of low-cost pipe weld purging systems for purging pipes and tubes that need to go through high temperature thermal cycles before, during and after the welding process. When…

OTC: EMAS AMC signs deal with Serimax

May 05, 2014

EMAS AMC have awarded welding specialist Serimax a long-term frame agreement to provide comprehensive welding services for their global spool base operations. EMAS AMC said the global frame agreement will further strengthen its…

Subsea 7 opens Global Pipeline Welding Development Centre

Jul 18, 2013

Subsea 7 opened its Global Pipeline Welding Development Centre (GPWDC), the result of a US$15.6 million investment in its operations base at Clydebank, Glasgow. The center will develop welding technology for global deployment. The GPWDC is…

ThoughtStream: Identifying deepwater challenges

May 14, 2013

As subsea projects continue to increase in size and complexity, they are also more frequently executed in deepwater and harsh environments.  As well as having the vessels and ROVs with the capabilities to execute the scopes, and the expert…

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