Flexible pipe solutions have a proven track record spanning many decades and are designed to address the challenges of today’s subsea and FPSO-based projects.
Taking a comprehensive approach to flexible pipe solutions, we provide custom design & manufacturing, as well as expert installation & integrity management services, for optimized safety, efficiency and productivity throughout life of field. Our broad experience in the design, testing & manufacture of flexible risers & flowlines, coupled with an in-depth understanding of operational performance allows us to meet all your needs.
As subsea and offshore development moves into deeper waters, flexibility, modularity & versatility become ever more important. GE’s Wellstream flexible pipe products help operators meet the many demands of these challenging environments.
Newcastle Innovation Centre - Testing, Qualification and Development Facility
Sustainability, quality and reliability are the key drivers of innovation at GE Oil & Gas’ Newcastle Innovation Centre, where we are firmly focused on developing advanced flexible pipe technologies to fuel the future of our industry.
Anticipating the long-term needs of our customers
The Newcastle Innovation Centre (NIC) provides a centralized facility for our comprehensive testing and qualification operations for flexible pipe solutions. Located near our existing manufacturing site, it streamlines and strengthens our already thorough on-site testing capabilities, improving control, and driving simplicity and transparency of our testing and quality assurance activities.
The data and intelligence generated at the facility is used to enhance performance, increasing the reliability and predictability of GE Oil & Gas products that are in service in the harshest environments around the world.
At the centre we also focus on the delivery of our core research and development (R&D) programs, enabling us to deliver next generation flexible pipes for the ultra-deepwater, high temperature/high pressure (HT/HP) fields of the future.
Protecting Flexible Risers
MAPS – FR is the industry’s first and only tool providing the capability to assess the integrity of key elements within the flexibles’ design; the steel amour wires. Available as an inspection service or an installed monitoring system, it can be applied to any flexible riser, topside or subsea, from all manufacturers.