Q1) What are the current best practices for managing and preventing corrosion in pipelines?
EUROPIPE has received an early order from Open Grid Europe (OGE) for the supply of large-diameter pipes for the Etzel-Wardenburg (EWA) and Wardenburg-Drohne (WAD) projects so that OGE can implement the projects on schedule. The realization of the two sections of the 138 km long pipeline is planned for 2024/25.
The 19th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) returns to Berlin, bringing together global experts and innovators in the pipeline industry. ptc 2024 promises to be a landmark event, featuring discussions on hydrogen, CO2 transport, methane emissions and pipeline construction, pivotal to the future of energy and infrastructure.
OGE has made early arrangements for the succession of current CEO Dr. Jörg Bergmann: Dr. Thomas Hüwener will become spokesman of the management board on 01 July 2024.
The ROSEN Group developed a research report commissioned by the Energy Institute to identify current knowledge gaps regarding repurposing natural gas infrastructure for hydrogen. The report is based on a literature review of all ongoing technical work, joint industry projects, and research in this field worldwide.
The management of ILF Beratende Ingenieure GmbH will be reorganised at the beginning of the year.
Under the agreements Equinor will supply Germany’s state-owned energy company SEFE (Securing Energy for Europe) with 111 terrawatt hours (ca 10 billion cubic meters) of natural gas per year from 1 January 2024 until 2034, plus an option for another 5 years, at terms reflecting market prices.
One of the largest water projects of its time, the Riyadh Water Transmission System (RWTS), is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Automation and digitization of pipeline systems remain key to improving efficiency, increasing productivity, and reducing operation costs by making repetitive cumbersome work done automatically by advanced artificial intelligence-based systems.