Trelleborg Wins Elastopipe Contract

July 10, 2019

Image: Trelleborg
Image: Trelleborg

Swedish global engineering group Trelleborg's  offshore operation has been awarded a major multi-million USD contract by Mexican state-owned petroleum company, Pemex, for Elastopipe.

Elastopipe, a patented flexible piping system developed for transporting a variety of fluids, will be installed on board the Abkatun A complex in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico.

Morten Kristensen, Business Group Director at Trelleborg’s offshore facility in Norway, said: “This is our first contract made directly with Pemex and the largest contract in our history for Trelleborg’s Elastopipe system. I am pleased to see that Elastopipe is regarded as a safe and reliable firewater system, which has resulted in Trelleborg winning this order in such a competitive market.

This contract promotes Trelleborg’s regard for protection, offering a system that allows the customer to continue operations safely during installation. Trelleborg’s local presence and global reach enables the business to provide local installers and materials, simultaneously offering customers the expertise and resources of a global company.

Working with Jahnsen Business Consulting & Corporate SA de CV (JBC), Trelleborg’s agent in Mexico, has allowed for seamless communication between Pemex and Trelleborg due to JBC’s great knowledge within the Mexican Oil and Gas industry. This has been a key factor contributing to the contract award.

This project represents an important way for Pemex and the Mexican authorities to demonstrate their high regard for safety on board offshore platforms. Oscar Moran, Pemex states: “We are looking forward to working with Trelleborg and JBC to further implement the Elastopipe system on board the Abkatun A complex.”

Elastopipe is a patented flexible piping system developed for transporting a variety of fluids and is known for its corrosion-free, explosion, impact and jet fire resistant properties. This next generation piping system uses synthetic rubber instead of traditional materials and incorporates the only piping material approved for offshore deluge systems that has survived sequential explosion, impact and jet fire testing.  

Pemex is a Mexican state-run company operating the Abkatun A offshore oil complex, consisting of seven platforms, located in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico.



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