Aegion Corporation said its subsidiary United Pipeline Systems has formed a joint venture with Oman-based Special Technical Services.

United Pipeline System is a 51% owner in the joint venture, with STS holding the remaining interest.

The new joint venture, United Special Technical Services, is established in Oman and will provide pipeline, piping and flow line high-density polyethylene lining services throughout a territory that includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.

Aegion Energy & Mining group senior vice president Dorwin Hawn said this joint venture is an exciting opportunity for United Pipeline Systems to accelerate its expansion into key markets within the Middle East.

"We believe this partnership gives us the best opportunity to accelerate the introduction of our Tite Liner® technology throughout this important region," added Hawn.

United Pipeline Systems provides HDPE lining systems for internal pipeline protection including Tite Liner and Safetyliner product and service offerings.