Dunlop Oil & Marine Lands Record-Setting Order

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November 2009 Dunlop Oil & Marine has netted one of the biggest orders in the history of the company. Based in Grimsby, England, the company is supplying unloading hoses for the Abu Dhabi crude oil pipeline (ADCOP) in the United Arab Emirates. The pipeline runs 370 km overland from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah on the Emirates’ east coast. The oil terminal is intended to reduce dependency on the oil terminals in the Gulf and take some of the load off the heavily congested Strait of Hormuz, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. When the pipeline is completed in the latter half of next year, it is slated to transport 1.5 million barrels of oil each day.

Dunlop Oil & Marine is supplying the unloading hoses for the project to its customer, Bluewater, who in turn is producing three mooring buoys for loading tankers at high sea. The hoses are used in Fujairah to transport oil from the loading buoys to the tankers.

“The conclusion of this contract is an important step in achieving our goal of further bolstering our position as the world’s leading supplier of offshore hoses,” explains Chris Slater, Sales & Marketing Manager.

Each of the three unloading stations is equipped with two floating hoses, both with an inside diameter measuring a good 60 cm. The 320-meter-long lines from Dunlop Oil & Marine are each designed with a double-carcass to prevent oil from escaping should the hoses be damaged during operations. More than 220 hose sections will be manufactured in Grimsby for the project. They are scheduled to go into service in Fujairah in the summer of 2010 in conjunction with the buoys.

Dunlop Oil & Marine Lands Record-Setting Order

 

Dunlop Oil & Marine Lands Record-Setting Order

 

Dunlop Oil & Marine Lands Record-Setting Order