Today Oil and Gas UK announced Swagelining as a finalist for its Business Innovation Award for small and medium enterprises.
The OGUK Awards is a well-regarded and highly prestigious event within the oil and gas industry calendar. The awards, which take place in November, seek to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the brightest and best businesses and individuals.
Swagelining, the world’s leading polymer lining specialist for subsea pipelines, focuses on eliminating internal corrosion, the main cause of pipeline failure. The company was shortlisted for its development of the world’s first electrofusion connecter for polymer lined pipelines. The LinerBridge® connector is an enabling technology for the expansion of the application of polymer lining as a cost-effective corrosion resistant pipeline solution.
Managing director Liam Macintyre said: “It’s a huge honour to be named finalists for the Business Innovation award, especially given the awards received over 100 entries this year.
“The whole team at Swagelining have played a role in the development of LinerBridge® from concept through qualification and into installation. 2019 saw us successfully deploy the technology on the seabed for the first time for four clients, a terrific achievement and testament to the pioneering spirit we have here at Swagelining. The achievement wouldn’t have been possible without close collaboration with offshore pipeline installation experts and our valued clients to implement this new technology and grow confidence in its uptake.
“Being named as a finalist shows how far we have come, recognises the efforts of everyone involved and encourages us to continue to innovate in order to realise our vision to make subsea fluid transport systems more sustainable by offering a cost efficient corrosion resistant pipeline solution for all subsea pipelines, globally.”
LinerBridge® is the world’s first electrofusion connector for polymer lined pipelines. Made from the same material as the lining it removes the need for corrosion resistant alloy tie-in welding. This reduces connector procurement costs and schedule and allows for standard carbon steel welding procedures to be utilised for pipeline tie-ins. Find out more about Swagelining’s LinerBridge® connector in our technology success case study.