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DNV establishes a pipeline technical committee in Greater China

DNV has established its Greater China Pipeline Technical Consultative Committee. Yang Zupei, Secretary General of CNPC Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation Standardization Committee, has accepted DNV’s invitation to be the Chairman of the Committee.

The Greater China Pipeline Technical Consultative Committee is DNV’s second pipeline committee in the world and the first of its kind set outside Europe.

“As a world leading provider of services for managing risk with focus on quality, technology and integrity, DNV established this Committee with the objective to provide a platform for the whole value chain players in the Chinese pipeline industry to meet and discuss the issues of common concern and address the challenges facing the industry,” says DNV’s Director of Operations for China Energy Stone Zhang.

“We also want to share our expertise and experiences accumulated over the past years in the industry and bring best practices from all over the world to the Chinese pipeline industry, thus to contribute to the further development of fast growing Chinese pipeline industry.” adds Stone Zhang.
DNV Greater China Pipeline Technical Consultative Committee consists of members from the whole value chain of Chinese pipeline industry, including the owners, contractors, operators, authorities, designers, engineering companies, manufacturing companies, research institutions and universities etc. Yang Zupei, Secretary General of CNPC Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation Standardization Committee, accepted DNV’s invitation to be the Chairman of the Committee.

The first Committee meeting was held in Beijing on 16 September. The Chairman of the Committee Mr. Yang Zupei chaired the first meeting.

Representatives from the Chinese pipeline industry participated in the first Committee meeting in Beijing. The topics discussed include the industry’s standardization development, technical development trend, risk and integrity management of pipeline industry, etc. DNV’s global director of energy programs Kjell Ericsson attended the meeting and shared DNV’s recent research progress on energy industry and his viewpoints on the global pipeline development trend and technology uptakes. The topics were well received by the members. The first committee meeting ended with agreeing on the topics and format for the next event in 2012.

DNV in pipeline
DNV started its pipeline services as early as in 1970s and has since become a world leader in risk management services for the industry. DNV’s offshore pipeline standard was the first to be launched as far back as in 1976. Since then it has been developed gradually and is now the world’s most used standard for offshore pipeline installations. It is used as a basis for 80% of offshore pipelines in the world.
In 2009, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) gave DNV the Global Pipeline Award 2009. This is the industry’s most prestigious global award and emphasizes the status of DNV’s pipeline standard.

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