Sohar plant scoops mega pipeline contracts

By Business Reporter — MUSCAT: Dec 18:  Sohar based TMK Gulf International Pipe Industry (TMK GIPI) has revealed that it has been awarded contracts to supply hundreds of kilometres of oil and gas pipelines to a number of Oman based upstream energy producers. The largest of these clients is Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), which has awarded a pair of contracts for 33,200 metric tonnes of six-inch flow lines. As part of the two contracts, TMK GIPI will deliver pipes extended a total distance of around 1,600 kilometres.

Last month, the pipe manufacturer said it had inked a four-year deal with PDO worth $200 million to produce and supply a variety of pipes of diameter ranging from 6 to 24 inches. As the only manufacturer of high-pressure electric resistance welding steel pipes in the Sultanate, TMK GIPI has been beneficiary from PDO’s commitment to procuring, to the extent possible, goods and services that are locally produced and supplied in line with its In-Country Value (ICV) development strategy. Delivery of pipes to PDO will commence this month, the company said in a statement.

The contracts come on the back of a similar announcement by the Sohar firm that it had executed a contract to supply line pipes to Daleel Petroleum extending a total length of 52 kilometres. By supplying 18-metre-long pipe lengths in place of the conventional 12-metre lengths, TMK GIPI says it has contributed to significant end-user savings in welding, testing and other associated costs. Commenting on the latest contracts, Vladimir I Shcherbatykh, CEO, TMK GIPI said, “This is an important contract for us and we will ensure smooth execution of the orders for PDO. With a strong focus on In Country Value and HSE norms, TMK GIPI is well positioned to meet the strongest International standards and requirements.”