Unique Wellube Complete Offshore 'Hot Tap' Project

Press Release
Monday, January 21, 2013
Image credit Unique Wellube

Unique Wellube successfully completes 28" to 58" Hot Tapping Project for Chiyoda Almana Engineering in the Middle East.

Unique Wellube FZC (UWFZC) , a Unique Maritime Group Company  which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution provider is pleased to announce the successful completion of Qty 3 off 28” Class 150 RF Hot Tap on 58” ASTM A358-304L Pipeline for Madina Group WLL and Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC (CAEL).  The end user for the same is RAS GAS.

First Tap was a mock up performed in Madina, Doha Workshop on 5th August 2012 by Greg Hunter & Mario Abobo. Second and Third Hot Tapping was performed on a live Gas Line inside Ras Gas premises [Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar] on 12th & 13th September by Mario Abobo & Michael Easthope. Train 5 was performed on September 12th and Train 4 on September 13th, 2012. Qty 3 off 58” x 28” x 58” Class 150 RF Stainless Steel Extruded Hot Tap Fittings for the subject job were manufactured by our USA Manufacturer as per ASME 31.3 standards.

Graham McKay, General Manager at Unique Wellube commented “All engineering related activities were handled by us as per the Project Specifications and in coordination with Madina, Ras Gas/CAEL & our manufacturer by obtaining approvals at every critical stage of the project.”

On behalf of CAEL, Dodie Arafol, Jr. Construction Engineer at CAEL commented “I would like to personally thank the Unique Wellube Group for the safe and successful execution of the hot tapping works at Trains 4 & 5. Unique Wellube have shown the technical proficiency in performing this task. “We look forward for such future endeavours too”, he added.

Through its expanding network of companies, Unique Maritime Group is a specialist in the provision of services, and the sale and rental of equipment for the marine, diving, hydrographic, oceanographic, Oil & Gas and NDT market sectors. The group has an established manufacturing capability for the delivery of customized engineering projects worldwide. UMG has local presence in USA, UK, South Africa, Nigeria, India, Middle East, Russia and Singapore and employs over 500 people worldwide. 

('Hot tapping', also known as  'pressure tapping', is the method of making a connection to existing piping or pressure vessels without the interruption of emptying that section of pipe or vessel).


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