CAPE Group develops orbital welding unit

CAPE Group has developed and tested an orbital welding unit that can be used to repair oil and gas pipelines on the seabed.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE -- CAPE Group has developed and tested an orbital welding unit that can be used to repair oil and gas pipelines on the seabed. The company carried out a trial in Abu Dhabi where two sections of 30-in. (76-cm) pipe were successfully welded underwater using a hyperbaric chamber specially designed to house the orbital welding equipment.

CAPE Group is planning further tests on 48-in (122-cm) pipelines to prequalify the repair technique for two major Qatar-based operators.

09/09/2009

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