STATS Group, a Scottish company providing full service capability for the maintenance, repair and modification of oil and gas installations and pipelines, onshore and offshore, has been awarded a contract for its Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) over $10 million stretching 10 years for the design, manufacture and test pipeline isolation and intervention equipment for a range of pipeline sizes from 16” to 38”.
The contract has been issued by a major LNG operator in the Middle East.
STATS said it would store the equipment in Qatar in a state of readiness, for pre-planned and emergency situations, at the client’s offshore gas production facilities located in Qatar’s North Field and onshore LNG plant at Ras Laffan industrial city.
STATS’ Middle East regional director, Angus Bowie, said the company was now well established as a global leader in EPRS development and implementation: “Our focus on establishing our credentials in the Middle East EPRS sector has paid off and our original contract with Qatargas has now been followed with this significant award by another major operator in the Middle East. STATS ability to tailor the mature isolation technology to meet client expectations has allowed the EPRS systems to accommodate complex operations while maintaining the core well proven fail-safe features.