GMC Intelligently Connected Pipe eliminates offshore welding

Offshore staff

HOUSTON - GMC was named as a finalist for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME) Global Pipeline Award for its Intelligently Connected Pipe (ICP). The award recognizes the pipeline technology innovation process in all phases from the research laboratory through field application.
GMC’s ICP features an ISO-certified, fatigue-resistant, innovative reusable pin-and-box style mechanical connector that is pre-manufactured to the pipe ends onshore in a controlled environment, eliminating the need for offshore welding, installation, and lay vessels. GMC said that this new technology has opened up the market; reduced overall project costs; and enabled subsea contractors to bid on projects previously unattainable with their smaller assets.

Days ago, GMC was awarded a testing project by DeepStar, entitled “Testing of High-Strength Mechanically Connected Steel Riser.”


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