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Total orders Airborne’s TCP equipment for West Africa project

Airborne Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract by French oil major Total to supply a thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) jumper for a deepwater project in West Africa.

Airborne said on Wednesday that the field was located approximately 150 kilometers offshore in water depths of up to 1,600 meters.

According to the company, this contract follows the successful completion of a testing program, in which Total qualified Airborne’s TCP water injection jumper for permanent subsea applications.

Under the contract, Airborne will provide Total with a 5.2” ID, 370 bar design pressure TCP jumper for water injection.

The TCP jumper is intended to be terminated in the country and installed using a subsea pallet, and deployed from a small vessel. The jumper is non-corrosive, lightweight, flexible, spoolable with a small minimum bend radius and can be terminated at any location along the pipe.

The jumper can be manufactured and shipped in long continuous lengths, stored onsite, and when required for the project, cut to length and terminated within hours, ready to be deployed.

Paul McCafferty, VP for Europe and Africa at Airborne, said: “This contract award, from supermajor Total, demonstrates our success in the subsea market with our TCP technology on the basis of a compelling business case, field-proven and robust materials, and a thorough qualification program.”