Baker Hughes and Primus Line have agreed to collaborate on non-metallic pipe applications to rehabilitate and repurpose existing pressure pipelines.
This will provide our combined customer base with more cost-effective pipeline repair and replacement options, as well as the repurposing of existing pipeline networks for hydrogen and CO2 transportation.
Baker Hughes and Primus Line will work on commercial models and collaborative customer solutions to support non-metallic pipeline growth in the pipeline integrity management sector under the terms of the partnership. The companies will offer unmatched turnkey solutions for pressure pipeline rehabilitation and repurposing projects in the oil and gas and industrial sectors by combining Baker Hughes’ scale and extensive non-metallic pipe portfolio with Primus Line’s deep domain expertise and existing customer base in trenchless pipeline rehabilitation.
Pipeline rehabilitation is a method of reducing the requirement for full excavation, trenching, and permitting by pulling non-metallic composite tubing through existing pipeline infrastructure. By lowering project risks, eliminating community disturbances, and allowing for the transportation of lower-carbon fuels, this solution will enable additional pipeline projects to come forward.
“As we continue to invest in this area and position the company in new energy frontiers to advance the energy transition, this MoU marks a pivotal milestone in our growth strategy for non-metallic composite pipes,” said Hatem Haidar, vice president onshore flexible pipeline solutions for Baker Hughes Oilfield Equipment. “Together, we have the capacity to unleash opportunities for clients by extending the life of their current pipeline systems and providing a cost-effective alternative for repurposing pipelines to carry new fuels like hydrogen and CO2.”
Werner Rädlinger, CEO and owner of Primus Line, said, “We are delighted to welcome Baker Hughes as a partner with whom we will strive to enhance our capabilities as a premier solution provider to our clients.” “Despite challenging global market and operating conditions, Primus Line® continues to expand its capabilities through this strategic collaboration, which creates synergies between both organizations’ engineering and business development efforts, resulting in a product offering, technical support, and installation network unlike anything else seen in the trenchless resurfacing industry.”