Primus Line has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Baker Hughes, a global energy technology company, to collaborate on non-metallic pipe applications to rehabilitate and repurpose existing pressure pipelines, offering our combined customer base more cost-effective options for pipeline repair and replacement, as well as the repurposing of existing pipeline networks for hydrogen and CO2 transportation.
Under the agreement, Baker Hughes and Primus Line will collaborate on commercial models and joint customer offerings to drive non-metallic pipeline growth in the pipeline integrity management market. By leveraging Baker Hughes’ scale and extensive non-metallic pipe portfolio with Primus Line’s deep domain expertise and existing customer base in trenchless pipeline rehabilitation, the companies will offer unmatched turnkey solutions for pressure pipeline rehabilitation and repurposing projects in the oil and gas and industrial sectors.
Pipeline rehabilitation is a process in which non-metallic composite pipe is pulled through existing pipeline infrastructure to reduce the need for full excavation, trenching, and permitting. This offering will allow more pipeline projects to move forward by reducing project risks, minimizing community disruptions, and creating opportunities for transport of lower carbon fuels.
“We are proud to welcome Baker Hughes as a partner we will work with to expand our capabilities as a prime solution provider to our customers,” said Werner Rädlinger, CEO and owner at Primus Line. “Regardless of difficult global market and operating conditions, Primus Line® continues to expand our capabilities through this partnership, which creates cooperation between both the engineering and business development efforts of both organizations which ultimately will create a product offering, technical support, and installation network unlike anything else seen in the trenchless rehabilitation market today. Directed to our Agents and Installation Partners part of our great Primus Line family, I like to point out what enormous potential this represents to you.”
Summing up, what does this mean for our Primus Line Partner companies?
- As a partner you will benefit from Baker Hughes`s extensive global customer portfolio directly in your local home market!
- Extending your product portfolio with Baker Hughes`s complementary products will increase your business by enabling you to offer solutions that once where outside your service range!
- Adding the Baker Hughes Brand to your portfolio will not only make your company more attractive to your clients, it will clearly strengthen your market position!
- You will directly profit from Baker Hughes`s and Primus Line`s extended international sales network and joint market activities performed in your home market such as trade fairs, Webinars, etc.!
- Your central contact partner remains Primus Line!
As soon as final terms and conditions are formalized we will inform our partner network about further steps related to product offerings, training, etc.
“This MoU marks a pivotal milestone in our growth strategy for non-metallic composite pipes, as we continue to invest in this area and position the company in new energy frontiers to advance the energy transition,” said Hatem Haidar, vice president onshore flexible pipeline solutions for Oilfield Equipment at Baker Hughes. “Together we have the capability to unlock opportunity for customers by extending the life of their existing pipeline systems and offering an economic alternative for repurposing pipelines for transportation of new fuels like hydrogen and CO2.”