Anthony Wood and Stephen Hodge (DNV GL) collected the award during the ceremony (photo: DNV GL)
DNV GL won the “The Land based/Onshore Pipeline” category in the recent Pipeline Industry Guild (PIG) awards ceremony in London.
The award was in recognition of the evolution of epoxy technology for a pipeline reinforcement project under a strategic new trunk road in the UK. DNV GL’s entry demonstrated the use of the technique, from its original conception in the early 1980s through to the present day, and how it has been utilised to provide an innovative solution to reinforce a critical, high pressure gas pipeline without interrupting the gas flow.
Anthony Wood, Senior Consultant, DNV GL, who accepted the award on behalf of DNV GL, says, “Epoxy pipeline technology was originally developed to provide repairs to pipeline defects. It has demonstrated its versatility by being adapted for use in this project. With the economic necessity of maintaining production and reducing risk even more prevalent in the oil and gas industry, the use of epoxy technology in this way will become increasingly important in the future.”
DNV GL was also the proud sponsor of a new award inspired by DNV-OS-F101, the offshore standard for submarine pipeline systems which was first issued in 1976. Over the years, DNV GL has created a series of internationally recognised standards, service specifications and recommended practices together with the pipeline industry. This new award, to commemorate 40 years since the first edition, was awarded for the best idea for increasing efficiency and reducing costs in the offshore pipeline industry. It was presented by Asle Venås, DNV GL Global Director of Pipelines, to the CEO of Magma Global who won the award for their high performance thermoplastic composite m-pipe.
Hari Vamadevan, Regional Manager UK & West Africa, DNV GL says, “We have been staunch supporters of the Pipeline Industries Guild for a number of years and served on numerous committees, benefitting from the close contact with other companies and pipeline professionals. We thought it was appropriate, to celebrate the 40th year of the standard by presenting an award, and to win one too is extra special.”