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August 2011

Welcome to the August issue of World Pipelines, which features our annual Contractors Directory. This comprises reports from onshore and offshore pipeline contractors, detailing their most recent contracts and projects. Elsewhere in the issue we cover safety, construction equipment and welding case studies, along with offshore operations and pipeline corrosion. We’ve got a regional review on China and a report from the Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (USA) on their activities.

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An uphill battle
Ng Weng Hoong explains how oil politics and scarcity threaten China’s rise to the position of world’s largest economy.

Contractors directory
Featuring: Arc Energy Resources, Böhler Welding, Erciyas Steel Pipe Co., The Essar Group, Gulf Interstate Engineering, Inductotherm Heating & Welding Ltd (Radyne), J. Murphy & Sons Limited, Jee, KVV Koolajvezetéképíto Zrt, Land & Marine, Leighton Offshore, LMR Drilling, McConnell Dowell, Mears Horizontal Directional Drilling, Nacap BV, PipeLine Machinery International (PLM), Punj Lloyd Group, Sapiem S.p.A, Serimax, Sicim S.p.A., Socotherm, Techint Engineering & Construction, Willbros Group, Inc.

A competitive edge
Roger Hobrock, Director - North American transmission pipelines, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Derick Railing, Product Manager, Global Onshore Pipeline Division, Hobart Brothers, USA.

The bigger picture
Richard Norsworthy, Polyguard Products, Inc., USA.

Concerning caisson corrosion
Ian Taylor, Business Development Manager, and Donald Chapman, Technical Support Engineer, IMG Composites, UK.

A new standard
Tony Gerrard, Managing Director, BAC Corrosion Control Ltd, UK.

Green productivity
Volvo Construction Equipment.

High performance pipelayers
Yvonne Hafemann, Worldwide Machinery Pipeline Division, USA.

Success through safety
Kamil Emre Erciyas, Chief of Business Development and Investments, Erciyas Steel Pipe Co., Turkey.

Collaboration is the key
Cliff Johnson, President of the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI).

School of pipeline simulation
Pipeline Simulation Interest Group (PSIG).

Advances in magnetic pipeline inspection
Chuck Harris, T.D. Williamson, Inc., USA.

Safety first
Stephan Wolbeck, ROSEN Technology & Research Center, Germany.

Pipeline permitting in marine environments
Tony Martin, CSA International, Inc., USA.

The strength of working together
Hugh Williams, Chief Executive, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).

When testing is critical
Paul Shillito, Engineering Director, Oliver Valvetek, UK.

Compressor systems for China’s largest gas pipeline
Converteam; GE Oil & Gas.

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