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  • France, Germany: Elastomerics for flexible joints offshore Africa


    Oil offloading lines for the Girassol project (Total-Angola) required specialized flexible joints. TECHLAM, based in Cernay, France, develops laminated elastomeric components for offshore, defense, space and rail industries. Since mid-2005, it has been part of the Hutchinson Group – a worldwide leader in rubber-to-metal bonded products. The company delivered the first Oil Offloading Lines (OOLs) Flexible Joints in December 2001. Since then, it has received six other contracts for similar work: Kizomba A & B, EHRA (ExxonMobil), Greater Plutonio (BP) and Agbami (Chevron), representing 100% of OOLs applications in West Africa. In addition, the company has won four contracts related to Single Riser and/or Riser Tower Connectors: Kizomba A & B (ExxonMobil), Rosa (Total) and BP’s Greater Plutonio.

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