New partnership to focus on re-purposing natural gas infrastructure to hydrogen service

French engineering, advisory, and project management services company DORIS and Australian companies ROSEN and SPIECAPAG have formed a partnership dedicated to re-purposing natural gas infrastructure to hydrogen service, the Pipeline Transition Alliance.

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As explained, the alliance will provide dependable support to pipeline infrastructure owners across all project phases. Each partner will provide the skill sets and expertise to cover the entire scope.

Under the partnership, ROSEN is responsible for pipeline inspection, assessment, and integrity management services, including technologies that will allow for rapid early-stage assessment and estimation.

For its part, DORIS will undertake the engineering of the pipeline and associated hydrogen production and conditioning systems.

Finally, SPIECAPAG will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the delivery of repurposed pipeline infrastructure along with new facilities as required to meet customer’s specifications and future demands.

Antony Loane, DORIS’ Business Development Manager for Asia-Pacific, said: “We’re able to provide our clients with confidence and clarity in understanding the risks and costs associated with introducing hydrogen into their assets. But the principal benefit comes from access to our cutting edge technology and on-going experience from hydrogen transition projects we’re currently undertaking across the globe –.”  

Hernando Caceres, Vice President for Business Execution, ROSEN Group in Asia Pacific, stated: “In forging this strategic alliance between Doris, ROSEN, and Spiecepag, we are positioning to deliver an integrated solution for hydrogen pipelines. Leveraging our combined expertise, we guide customers in repurposing existing pipelines while efficiently designing, building, and operating new ones. I believe this alliance is a critical step towards accelerating our customers’ ambitious energy transition plans, reinforcing our focus on sustainable solutions.”

Jason Paterson, Spiecapag’s Business Strategy & Growth Manager, commented: “This alliance has been formed to provide asset owners with an ‘end to end’ pipeline transition service to assist with the re-purposing of existing pipeline infrastructure from natural gas to Hydrogen, covering all stages of the project lifecycle​.  This combined partnership of world leaders in our respective fields now provides our customers with access to a formidable team of subject matter experts and technologies to assist with this transition.”

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