Perma-Pipe Saudi Arabia has won a contract worth more than $15m from Saipem for the provision of a thermal insulation system, field joints, and a leak detection system for two 55kms, 30inch diameter, low sulphur fuel oil lines for Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) new refinery project in Kuwait.


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The project will utilize Perma-Pipe’s Xtru-Therm insulation system, a spray-applied polyurethane foam jacketed with a high-density polyethylene casing. Perma-Pipe will also be involved with the field joint systems, as well as being responsible for the supply, installation, and commissioning of a leak detection system for the insulated pipelines.

The project will begin execution in Perma-Pipe’s facilities in Q4 2018 and will be completed in mid-2019.

Perma-Pipe MENA senior vice president Grant Dewbre said: “We are very appreciative that Saipem placed their trust in Perma-Pipe to execute this project. We value our relationships with both Saipem and KOC and look forward to continuing our successful history of service to both companies. We will strive to exceed the expectations of our client and ultimate customer on this project.”

Perma-Pipe president and CEO David Mansfield said: “Perma-Pipe looks forward to serving Saipem and KOC on this project. We are pleased to see an increase in project opportunities in the Middle East, and excited about the region’s potential and serving our customers moving forward.”

Source: Company Press Release