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STATS Group completes 12 pipeline isolations for Malaysian operator

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The six-month campaign covered 12 pipeline isolations on behalf of partner Handal Energy Berhad for a major operator in Malaysia, and represented the largest integrated campaign undertaken by STATS in the region.

All workscopes featured STATS’ range of Remote Tecno Plug® (RTP), which provided inline pipeline isolation to allow the live repair and replacement of valves on onshore and offshore assets in West Malaysia and Sarawak.

STATS is a leader in the supply of pressurised pipeline isolation, hot tapping and plugging services to the global oil, gas and petrochemical industries. The company’s DNV GL type approved isolation tools provide leak-tight double block and bleed isolation of pressurised pipelines while the system remains live and at operating pressure.

The RTPs ranged in size from 12 in. to 32 in. and teams from STATS Beranang workshop in Kuala Lumpur, backed up by personnel from the UK and UAE, worked together to complete the projects safely and on schedule.

Gareth Campbell, STATS’s Regional Manager for Asia Pacific, said: “With the successful completion of two 28 in. RTP isolations on facilities in Sarawak, this brings our six-month long isolation campaign in Malaysia to a close, during which a total of 12 safety critical projects have been completed for valve repair and maintenance.

“Using a combination of local expertise from our Kuala Lumpur base, supported by colleagues from Aberdeen and Abu Dhabi, we have reaffirmed our position as the primary provider of safety-critical pipeline isolation services in Malaysia, and look forward to maintaining this success with future projects already confirmed for 2020.”

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