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Baker Hughes, Primus Line partner up

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Baker Hughes and Primus Line are collaborating on non-metallic composite pipe applications to rehabilitate and repurpose existing pipelines.

The companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the new pipeline application with the intention of offering their combined customer base a more cost-effective option for pipeline repair and replacement.

The collaboration also intends to repurpose existing pipeline networks for hydrogen and CO2 transportation. 

Under the MOU, Baker Hughes and Primus Line will collaborate on commercial models to drive non-metallic pipeline growth in the pipeline integrity management market.

Leveraging Baker Hughes’ scale and extensive non-metallic pipeline portfolio with Primus Line’s domain expertise and existing standing in trenchless pipeline rehabilitation, the companies will offer advanced turnkey solutions for rehabilitation and repurposing projects in the oil, gas and industrial sectors. 

In pipeline rehabilitation, a non-metallic composite pipe is pulled through the existing infrastructure to reduce the need for full excavation.

This technique allows for more pipeline projects to move forward by reducing risks and minimising community disruptions. 

This method will also prove essential in creating opportunities for transporting lower carbon fuels. 

Primus Line chief executive officer (CEO) Werner Rädlinger said the company was proud to welcome Baker Hughes as a partner to expand its capabilities as a prime solutions provider. 

“Regardless of difficult global market and operating conditions, Primus Line continues to expand our capabilities through this partnership, which creates cooperation between both the engineering and business development efforts of both organisations,” said Rädlinger. 

Rädlinger hopes the partnership will create an unsurpassed product offering and installation network in the trenchless rehabilitation market. 

For more information visit the Primus Line website. 

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