CRC Evans/Global Pipelines Offer Managed Services For Spoolbase And Offshore Sectors

July 2009 Vol. 236 No. 7

CRC-Evans Pipeline International has announced it has acquired a majority interest in UK-based Global Pipelines. The two companies will now work together to provide start-to-finish managed services for the spoolbase and offshore sectors.

According to CRC-Evans, since its inception in 2007 as a division of Global Resources, Global Pipelines has become a thriving business in specialized welding services. The company’s management team, led by managing director Ben MacKay, is highly experienced in the offshore oil and gas industry, with capabilities encompassing spoolbases; conventional laybarge, j-lay, s-lay and reel-lay managed services; and specialized welding.

“Global Pipelines is a natural fit for our business,” said Brian Laing, President and Chief Operating Officer of CRC-Evans Pipeline Equipment & Automatic Welding Group. “We can support their significant experience with our leading technology, and that’s a powerful combination for our customers.”

Four divisions of CRC-Evans will offer particular technology and expertise to Global Pipelines: CRC-Evans Engineered Systems, furnishing pipe handling equipment; CRC-Evans Inspection Group, using advanced testing technologies; PIH Joint Coating Services, using leading-edge coating systems; and CRC-Evans Automatic Welding, the world leader in automated pipeline welding, including today’s most advanced automated welding systems.

Recently, CRC-Evans Automatic Welding introduced its latest offshore automatic welding technology with the P625 small-diameter automatic welding system. The P625 has all the CRC-Evans technology found in the P600 but has better functionality for smaller diameter pipes.