2H joins DNV GL in composite pipe JIP
2H Offshore has joined a joint industry project by DNV GL to develop a new design guideline for the use of thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) in the offshore industry.
The JIP is expected to last to 4Q 2015. The company’s teams in London and Houston are actively involved in the JIP. The work will build on existing knowledge and guidelines to achieve an industry accepted standard.
Tim Eyles, managing director of 2H, said: “Our involvement in this JIP underlines our commitment to supporting the use of composite materials within the offshore industry. Composite pipes have many advantages. Their good fatigue performance and reduced cross-sectional weight may help to overcome technical challenges in the industry, especially in deeper water and harsh environments.
“2H has experience in using composite materials in risers and is committed to using emerging technologies to find the best technical solutions to meet the needs of our clients.”