Mobile automated pipeline construction - A technology breakthrough
SPS has developed new technology for the mobile construction of pipelines. This forms pipe in the field and directly lays it, avoiding the need to ship preformed pipe sections to a pipe dump and manually weld them together.
Potential to halve both the total installed cost and environmental impact of pipeline construction.
A patented mechanical interlock holds high strength steel strip into a spiral configuration.
A group of pipeline operators have agreed to act as critical friends to this technology.