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Flexlife sees high demand for flexible pipe orders

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Flexlife, specialist provider of flexible pipe integrity and engineering services for the oil and gas industry, has generated more than £4 million in new orders over the first six months of this financial year.

The company, which launched seven years ago, is widely recognised throughout the industry for its expertise and excellence in the integrity and engineering of flexible risers and flowlines.

Expanding its global reach beyond the UKCS and West Africa where demand continues, Flexlife has also generated new business in the US, with approximately half of all new orders coming from its Houston base, which opened in 2012. The company has already won £2 million in contracts so far in the US this year, with further deals in progress.

Flexlife CEO, Ciaran O’Donnell, said: “The Houston market has improved our exposure to customers with existing flexible riser systems inventory and capital projects globally. It’s amazing how much interest we have generated in the States, and in such a short period of time. We have no doubt the office and this market and region, will continue to grow in its capabilities and contract wins.

“Flexible riser systems have now been deployed worldwide for 30 years, and historically have proven extremely reliable. However like all long service products, they can suffer integrity problems over time. A lack of inspection or maintenance can be one of the biggest issues affecting performance.

“As a safety critical item, flexible flowlines need to be fit for purpose and have a sufficient operational life so they can continue to be utilised in a safe manner. Flexlife works together with clients to ensure the integrity of their subsea flexible assets.

“The value we bring through our unique knowledge of flexible riser systems throughout their entire life cycle is really the key to our growth. We employ high caliber professionals with both academic and practical backgrounds who are complimented by a specialist expertise in subsea flexible product design, manufacture, installation and operation,” said O’Donnell.

Flexlife has accrued an enviable breadth of subsea expertise through its work with operating companies across the industry. With engineering staff between its HQ in Aberdeen and its Newcastle and Houston offering, the company is continuing to add new services to operators, building on their heritage in technology and service development around flexibles.

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

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