ASME Presents the Global Pipeline Award to Technip

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2010 – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has cited the French company Technip for an innovative technology that allows pipeline operators to transfer liquified natural gas over long distances.

ASME presented the 2010 Global Pipeline Award to Technip at the recent International Pipeline Conference in Calgary, Canada.  The annual award, sponsored by the ASME Pipeline Systems Division of the ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute (IPTI), recognizes outstanding innovations and technological advances in the field of pipeline transportation.

Technip’s cryogenic pipe-in-pipe technology, which has been applied at the Hess Weaver Cove Energy project, enables gas exploration firms to transfer liquified natural gas (LNG) over long distances and through challenging environments.  Technip views cryogenic pipe-in-pipe systems as an enabler in the global development of environmentally clean LNG energy solutions.  The technology has been demonstrated to be safe and reliable.

Technip, headquartered in Paris, is involved in engineering and project management for the oil and gas industry.  The company has a workforce of 23,000 and maintains industrial assets on five continents.

About IPTI
The Houston-based International Petroleum Technology Institute (IPTI) was formed in 2003 to provide educational, networking and technology transfer opportunities for the offshore engineering and related industries.  IPTI is composed of three separate divisions:  the Petroleum Division; the Offshore, Ocean and Arctic Engineering Division, and Pipeline Systems Division.

About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.