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Airborne wins TCP contract for Addax Africa project

Aug 14, 2019
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Airborne Oil & Gas is to deliver two gas lift jumpers to Addax Petroleum for operations in West Africa, which will result in its thermoplastic composite pipeline (TCP) products becoming a permanent application in the region for the first time.

The Netherlands-based business will supply two, 180m TCP Jumpers to support the Sinopec subsidiary’s operations in the Okwori field, off the coast of Nigeria, within eight weeks.

This is the first time one of its TCP technologies has been ordered through its newly launched Jumper on Demand service which sees lengths of the devices being manufactured, prepared with dedicated end-fittings and held in stock, to give faster supply and installation.

Addax technical advisor, Tony Kirkby, said: “The flexibility and ease of re-termination makes TCP a great product for gas lift and other applications within Addax in Nigeria. It allows us to cut pipe to length and install quickly, thereby ensuring that production is maintained with minimum disruption.”

TCP is a non-conductive, non-corrosive flexible pipe that can be installed subsea easily through subsea pallet or off the back of a vessel from a reel.

Airborne Oil & Gas vice president for Europe & Africa, Paul McCafferty, said: “This scope of work for Addax involves the delivery of two TCP Jumpers within a very short timeframe, which in turn provides the support the Sinopec Group subsidiary require in the most optimal way.

“Throughout this project we look forward to further developing our client relationship while delivering our effective high-quality TCP technology to support their future pipeline needs”.



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