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Technip Expanding Angoflex in Angola

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Technip is expanding its Angoflex umbilical manufacturing plant in to meet growing demand for longer length and larger diameter products on the West African market. The expansion was launched on December 15 by the company’s COO, Bernard Di Tullio. Expansion is scheduled to be completed in 2010 and is part of Technip’s current program to strengthen its presence in key regional markets.

The Angoflex plant expansion will include the installation of two large manufacturing carousels, an upgrade to a Helical lay-up machine, and a load out roller path. Technip’s contribution to local employment and the economy will increase accordingly the company reports.

In partnership with Sonangol, Technip is actively developing the local content of its Angolan projects. The Lobito facility along with the Angoflex spoolbase at Dande for the assembly of rigid subsea pipelines and an engineering center in Luanda, together comprise a unique hub of local assets to serve the West African deepwater market.