Subsea 7 S.A. has acquired Swagelining Limited, a company which designs and installs polymer lining systems for strategic pipeline and riser systems.
Subsea 7 and Swagelining Limited have previously cooperated, designing and installing in excess of 150km of reeled and bundled polyethylene (PE) lined water injection flowlines in the North Sea, for a number of operators and developments. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Thomas Sunde, Subsea 7 VP Technology, commented: “Building upon a long-term strategic objective to provide more cost-effective solutions, Subsea 7 and Swagelining have a shared vision of the potential that polymer lining could have in future subsea engineering and construction projects, with a focus on extending the application of polymer lined flowlines.
“The acquisition of Swagelining Limited will enable Subsea 7 to enhance its flowline and riser technology portfolios, and supports Subsea 7’s commitment to develop and apply technologies that reduce cost, enhance production and extend field life.”