Trelleborg

  • Booth: 3239

A world leader in engineered polymer solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, Trelleborg develops high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding environments. Experts will be presenting and available to discuss a number of industry-leading technologies proven to accelerate the performance of oil and gas operators.


 Press Releases

  • Building on its impressive track record supplying cable protection to offshore wind projects, Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation delivered a range of high-performance cable protection solutions for the Kincardine Offshore Windfarm and the 2MW turbine that started producing power in October 2018.

    Installed in quarter three of 2018, Trelleborg manufactured and delivered Distributed Buoyancy Modules (DBM), bend stiffeners and Uraduct® cable and flow line protection for the Scottish pilot project.

    Daniel Bate, Renewables Sales Manager within Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation, says: “The region’s desire to enhance and accelerate the development of renewable energy is helping propel innovation and project successes that can be used on future renewable projects. This is an exciting time for the renewables industry, as we see the worldwide demand for renewable energy growing and supporting competitive clean power.

    “As a floating structure, the success of the Kincardine project has the potential to unlock new energy opportunities as the technology can be deployed virtually anywhere, regardless of seabed depth.”

    Once complete, Kincardine will feature a total of seven floating turbines with individual capacity of 9.6MW each and in total an installed capacity of 50MW. The remaining five turbines are scheduled for installation about 15 kilometers south-east of Aberdeen in Scotland through the first half of 2020.

    In floating production environments, subsea electrical power cables are used to inter-connect floating structures on offshore wind farms and also run between the substation (electrical hub of the wind farm) and the shore. Trelleborg’s high performance DBMs and bend limitation products are designed to secure, guide and protect these power cables from excessive movement or bending that can potentially cause fatigue damage.

    From cable protection products for the offshore wind sector, to tailored buoyancy solutions for the wave and tidal sector, Trelleborg’s offshore and applied technologies operations holds a long-standing commitment to serving the renewables market. For further information go to http://www.trelleborg.com/en/applied-technologies/industries/renewable--energy--and--power--generation

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    For additional information please call Ruth Clay, Mobile: +12817405755; ruth.clay@trelleborg.com, @Trelleborg AT, LinkedIn

    Notes to Editors:

    Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation and Trelleborg Group

    As part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation manufactures and designs innovative and reliable polymer and syntactic material solutions for a wide range of industries including aerospace, screen printing, rail and motor sport. www.trelleborg.com/applied-technologies

    Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 32 billion (EUR 3.28 billion, USD 3.69 billion) and operations in about 50 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.           www.trelleborg.com

  • Trelleborg is looking forward to celebrating 50 years of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and the Group’s 46 years of participation. The company looks to the future of energy and power generation, showcasing a historical timeline, including firsts from the oil & gas industry, OTC, and Trelleborg.

    On this journey through time, Trelleborg demonstrates how its innovative marine hose, offshore, and sealing solutions improve safety, optimize productivity, and help customers maintain their competitive edge while barrel prices continue to recover. These historic moments may also provide insight into the next 50 years of the offshore industry. Visit Trelleborg stand number 3239 to view past and present industry moments and speculate on the innovations to come. 

    Customer Focus

    Over the last couple of years, Trelleborg’s offshore operation has refocused and taken the extra time to find out what their customers’ challenges are and how the company can help customers solve these challenges. 

    Antony Croston,Business Group Director with Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Houston,says: “We adapted and brought our business strategy into alignment in order to really focus on the challenges currently facing our customers. By partnering closely with a number of them, we have been able to further develop our existing product portfolio while also introducing new products and services that embrace new material developments and intelligence technologies. This has enabled us to enhance our value and performance to both our customers and end users, during installation and throughout the entire service life.”

    New developments include rotating buoyancy for pipeline buckling mitigation, standardized bend restrictors, and distributed buoyancy modules and helically grooved technology for risers. All of these products incorporate novel, patented technologies that provide class-leading performance.

    Croston continues: “We have been able to adapt and invest in our business to increase responsiveness and provide market-leading assurance of product performance for the harsh offshore applications and environments faced by the industry. Our new multi-million-pound testing facility in Skelmersdale, England, ensures that we are able to provide our customers with the most representative hydrostatic testing scenarios, guaranteeing peace of mind and quality in the equipment manufactured and delivered to them.”

    The new testing facility houses two state-of-the-art hydrostatic test chambers and will be able to simulate extreme deepwater conditions, including temperature, enabling accurate testing of subsea and drilling equipment.

    Next Generation of Sealing Materials 

    For the last 50 years, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has offered the offshore market peace of mind through the development of high-quality products and industry-compliant materials for high-pressure, high-temperature environments. Solving the unique and extreme sealing challenges inherent in oil and gas industry applications is one of the company’s core competencies, and its engineers continue to develop new solutions to meet the industry’s ever-evolving needs.  

    According to Eric Bucci, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Global Technical Manager Oil & Gas Americas, “Providing value-added solutions to our customers is the key to accelerating their growth. We work hand-in-hand with our customers to develop solutions that enable them to reap the benefits of shared resources, technology, and capabilities.” Providing a complete sealing material portfolio compliant with industry standards, such as NORSOK and ISO, is one example that demonstrates the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions commitment to its customer base and the industry as a whole.  

    “We combine state-of-the-art materials with innovative seal designs to create truly unique, customer-focused solutions that our customers can confidently and reliably take to market,” says Bucci. “As an example, our Metal End Cap seal solves long-standing high-temperature, high-pressure challenges by passing API PR2 testing on the first attempt, saving our customers significant time and money by avoiding repetitive testing.” 

    Learning from its customers’ experiences, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is able to predict future market needs and develop the next generation of sealing materials and designs. 

    Rapid Innovation in Fluid Transfer 

    Trelleborg’s oil and marine hose operation will be showcasing fluid transfer solutions that are underpinning some of the most significant trends in the offshore oil and gas markets. 

    2019 will see LNG infrastructure continue to expand around the world – increasing the need for flexible infrastructure. Trelleborg’s Cryoline LNG hoses not only lower capex costs for LNG infrastructure, but enable ports to add flexibility to load and unload a wider range of vessels. 

    In addition, Trelleborg’s oil and marine hose operation will demonstrate how selection of seawater intake risers can impact a project. With extreme service life requirements and complex installation issues to overcome, seawater intake risers present a unique challenge for FLNG and FPSOs. Trelleborg’s SWILINE seawater intake risers feature unique diverless installation functionality and optimize placement of hypochlorite injection to maximize performance and service life. Field-proven, SWILINE solutions have been used on two global FLNG projects, including the Shell Prelude, the world’s largest FLNG in the Timor sea with production beginning last year. The team can also discuss how Trelleborg is raising standards in STS oil transfer with the KLELINE STS hose, qualified to GMPHOM 2009 standards.

    Vincent Lagarrigue, Director of Trelleborg’s Oil & Marine operations states, “The rise of LNG, increases in demand for STS transfer, and a need to invest in resilient solutions are driving rapid innovation in the field of fluid transfer. We’re proud to be working closely with customers from the very beginning of projects to develop and maintain the solutions that will unlock new possibilities; whether that’s enhancing a port’s capacity for LNG handling, increasing safety in STS transfer, or pushing the boundaries of performance for FLNG and FPSO seawater intake risers.”

    The future of Energy: the Next 50 years

    Antony Croston says: “I believe one of the main drivers for the oil and gas industry in the next 50 years is digitization. When combined with the latest material technologies, digitization using Smart Technologies can possibly transform the industry as we know it. While the industry can be seen as resistant to this technology, understanding Big Data might be the key to the next big breakthrough in working smarter and cost-effectively.

    New technology enables new ways to generate value and interact with customers. Trelleborg offers various services and digital tools to make life easier and increase value for its customers. This involves smarter products with built-in sensors and tracking systems, as well as online design programs and digital channels, such as web-based and mobile applications. 

    OTC Houston 2019

    Visit Trelleborg stand number 3239 at OTC in Houston, TX, May 6-9, 2019 to reminisce about the company’s developments over the past 50 years and explore the innovations paving the way for the next 50. Visitors will learn how Trelleborg’s product and service developments in performance buoyancy, insulation, passive fire protection, sealing solutions, and hoses have and will continue to deliver performance and safety-enhancing benefits. 

  • Innovative solutions for high-integrity sealing applications developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions are to beshowcased at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, May 6-9, 2019. 

    Visitors to the OTC show will be able to view the groundbreaking oil & gas technologies developed by Trelleborg’s highly-skilled specialist engineers for the oil & gas industry.

    Eric Bucci, Global Technical Manager, Oil & Gas for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “Innovations from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions continue to address the unique needs of the oil and gas industry by providing technically appropriate solutions coupled with industry knowledge and compliance to global standards. Our solutions drive our customers’ competitive edge and provide the highest level of safety for the industry, environment, and personnel. By using the latest software analysis, as well as material and product testing, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions provides a leadership position relative to challenging sealing demands with the most comprehensive product and service portfolio on the market.” 

    One of the products set to be unveiled at the four-day event, is the Medium-Duty Rotary Gate Valve, which was developed in conjunction with LB Bentley. LB Bentley specializesin creating small bore subsea valves for subsea applications. 

    The gate valve incorporates a custom version of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Turcon® Variseal®MC that demonstrates pioneering stem sealing technology that reduces the risk of contamination and failure. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions engineered the seal specifically for LB Bentley’s compact and robust subsea valve and has already achieved field-proven success.

    Other recent innovations from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will also be on the booth, including:

    The XploR™ range of sealing materials, an entire family of advanced elastomers especially developed for oil and gas applications, will also be shown at the conference. They all feature low compression set characteristics and were made specifically for oil and gas applications. 

    The latest addition to the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions product portfolio for the oil & gas industry, is the Metal End Cap Sealwhich was specifically engineered for High Temperature / High Pressure (HTHP) wellhead tubing and casing hanger sealing environments.

    It offers the pressure and extrusion resistance of a metal-to-metal bonded component with the flexibility of an elastomer. Combining Trelleborg’s proprietary XploR™ Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) and sour gas-resistant elastomers with corrosion-resistant metal end caps, a customized sealing solution can be developed that meets specific oil field requirements.

    For further information on any of these innovations or to talk to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions customers should visit booth 3239 at Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, May 6 - 9, 2019. For more details of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions products for the oil & gas industry, go to http://www.oilandgas-seals.com.


 Products

  • Trelleborg Offshore
    Using advanced polymer material technology, Trelleborg Offshore provides high integrity solutions for the harshest offshore environments. Our goal is to deliver innovative and reliable offshore solutions that maximize business performance....

  • Trelleborg Offshore provides high integrity polymer solutions serving the most demanding and harsh offshore applications. Thanks to our proven expertise and passion for innovative polymer engineering in the offshore oil and gas sector, coupled with in-depth application know-how, we guarantee performance at any and every level of the offshore environment from topside to downhole.

    Always keen to share our vast knowledge and application expertise with customers to help them accelerate their performance, now and in the future, we offer comprehensive engineering support from conception to completion.

    With a long-standing commitment to the development of innovative polymer and syntactic foam-based solutions, we specialize in the development and production of polymer and syntactic foam-based seismic, marine, buoyancy, cable protection, thermal insulation, and rubber-based fire protection solutions for the offshore industry.