Subsea 7, a provider to the offshore energy industry, has won the Pipeline Industries Guild’s (PIG) 2012 Subsea Pipeline Technology Award. The award was made at the PIG National Dinner in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
The award recognizes Subsea 7’s technology initiative for the installation of Mechanically Lined Pipe (Bubi® pipe) by reel–lay³.
Subsea 7’s has been working with the pipe manufacturers BUTTING to optimize the technical and commercial benefits of using Bubi® pipe over corrosion resistant alloys and metallurgically clad pipes currently used by the industry.
The technology, independently qualified by DNV, has demonstrated its market potential and been adopted for the first major Pre-Salt project, Guará-Lula NE, in Brazil by Petrobras.
PIG’s Subsea Pipeline Technology Award is made annually for the most significant contribution to subsea pipeline technology. The objective is to promote the development of new ideas in the general field of subsea pipeline technology.
Subsea 7 also won the award in 2010 for the design, manufacture, testing and operation of a deepwater diverless pipeline repair system.