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Trelleborg Signs Framework Agreement with Statoil


Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Norway, signed a framework agreement with Statoil for the supply of Elastopipe™, corrosion protection, Passive Fire Protection (PFP) as well as Thermal Insulation (Vikotherm R2, S1 and P7). The framework agreement is signed for six years.

Hans Leo Hals, Managing Director for Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Norway, commented: “We are very proud that Statoil has chosen to sign a framework agreement with us for our core products and solutions. Our proven technologies, leading materials and long experience have made us an important supplier in the oil and gas market, and we are looking forward to building our relations further with Statoil in a challenging, but yet exciting market. ”

Elastopipe™ is the first corrosion-free, explosion, impact and jet fire resistant flexible piping system. Typical applications are deluge and sprinkler systems, utility and drain water systems, nitrogen distribution systems and chemicals and hydrocarbon transportation. The system is made of synthetic rubber with a robust design that gives the system high tolerance to impact, jet fire (+2,552 °F / +1,400 ˚C for one hour), explosion and water hammer. It is lightweight, durable and easy to cut, fit and install – with no hot work. Elastopipe™ offers a 30-year minimum maintenance life, and its corrosion-free performance means system-testing frequency can be reduced to statutory requirements.

Passive Fire Protection solutions from Trelleborg’s offshore operation are protecting topside equipment and structures, provides time to evacuate people, close down critical equipment and for responders to gain control of the fire. Trelleborg’s PFP material FireStop™ can be used for different topside applications to ensure safety comes first. FireStop™ is non-corroding and can withstand jet fires with a heat flux of 390kW/m2, temperatures above +2552 °F / +1400 °C and flame speeds that exceed the speed of sound. This makes it an ideal material choice for use on offshore oil and gas installations and ships, as well as other hazardous environments.

Thermal Insulation (Vikotherm™ R2, S1 and P7) is necessary to avoid formation of hydrate plugs and wax build-up in subsea structures. Without thermal insulation the cold seawater rapidly cools down the oil, forming hydrate or wax blockages making it impossible for a safe flow. Trelleborg’s rubber-based material, Vikotherm™ R2, combines flexibility and robustness and gives protection for the lifespan of subsea installations. The three-layer coating system provides HISC/corrosion protection and excellent thermal insulation properties, with an operating temperature range from -49 °C to +155 °C / -56 °F to 311 °F and is suitable for hot wet applications up to +155 °C. Vikotherm™ S1 is based on advanced, non-syntactic silicone technology. The material does not rely on glass microspheres giving it improved joint strength, increased heat capacity, long-term flexibility and resistance to hydrostatic collapse. Operating temperature range from -40°C to +135°C / -40°F to 275°F. Vikotherm™ P7 is a non-mercury catalyzed solid polyurethane insulation system. The system is fully qualified to meet a complete range of applications and is not restricted by geometry or applied thickness. Operating temperature range from -40°C to +90°C / -40°F to +194°F.

Notes to Editors:

Trelleborg’s offshore operation and Trelleborg Group Using advanced polymer material technology, Trelleborg’s offshore operation provides high integrity solutions for the harshest and most demanding offshore environments. As part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg’s offshore operation specializes in the development and production of polymer and syntactic foam based seismic, marine, buoyancy, cable protection and thermal insulation products, as well as rubber-based passive and active fire protection solutions for the offshore industry. Within its portfolio are some long established and respected brands including, CRP, OCP, Viking and Emerson & Cuming. Trelleborg’s offshore operation has been providing innovative solutions to the industry for over 30 years.

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK 25 billion (EUR 2.65 billion, USD 2.94 billion) in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of Vibracoustic, the global market leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of SEK 18 billion (EUR 1.94 billion, USD 2.15 billion) in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.

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