【Together】Dismantling International Monopoly, Made-in-China Marine Hose Going Global
2019 Feb 22
In the development of offshore oil and gas fields, submarine pipelines are the key components of marine infrastructure. With the development of petroleum and natural gas industry, composite hoses are more and more widely used in offshore oil and gas development. Most of the world's major manufacturers are monopolized by several foreign manufacturers. Neptune Offshore Engineering Development Co., Ltd., the first domestic offshore hose manufacturer, is equipped with a complete hose industrial line from design, production and manufacture to engineering laying and follow-up maintenance through 10 years of research and development of hose products, and gradually penetrates into the international market.
Bureau Veritas, an internationally renowned testing, inspection and certification institute, has cooperated with Neptune in the field of marine hoses in the national scientific research and oil and gas development projects since 2011, and issued the COC product approval certificate and IRC independent audit certificate for Neptune.
BV and Neptune held a dialogue concerning how to dock with international standards, improve product quality, dismantle international monopoly and enter into the international market through cooperation with third parties.
Manufacturing of Marine Hoses in China
Neptune is the first company in China and the fourth company in the world specializing in the production of marine hoses. In 2009, the first hose was produced as a gas pipeline on Weizhou 6-1/6-12 platform. The project marks the birth of the first domestic marine hose and is regarded as an important milestone in that it fills the gap in the manufacture of marine composite hoses in China and dismantles the monopoly of foreign production of marine flexible pipelines.
High Standard Certification Requirements in International Market
At present, our foreign projects are mainly located in Southeast Asia and South America. Overseas market has higher standards for quality certification, whereby TAC certificate is a must in the sense of formal recognition. Some smaller projects require measurement from an international ship classification society with on-site accreditation.
In the field of hoses, Bureau Veritas is a very authoritative certification institute. During the entire service process, Bureau Veritas has provided us with great help, not only in design, production, but also in quality control. In particular, we have broadened our horizon and learned a lot of knowledge in terms of our understanding of international standards and norms. Generally speaking, our company's hose capability has been greatly improved in all aspects.
Unswervingly Seeking Development
With technological breakthroughs in China and gradual dismantling of foreign monopolies, a promising prospect lies ahead of us. We will go all out to enhance our capacity as well as get deep rooted in this great cause. I firmly believe that Neptune and BV are for sure to go together hand in hand and enjoy mutual development in the near future. We are ready to forge ahead with Bureau Veritas in full confidence. We are ready to move forward with confidence together with Bureau Veritas!