Flexible Pipe Specialist Makes Senior Appointment


Fast-growing Aberdeen-based flexible pipe specialist flexlife has appointed an integrity manager to help develop its business in the UK and internationally.

New recruit Graeme Beaton has more than 20 years experience within the subsea sector, most recently with inspection specialists Sonomatic.

flexlife is an innovative consultancy that devises, engineers and delivers solutions both for new developments and existing assets. It was formed two years ago and has successfully completed projects with clients including Total, Chevron, Apache North Sea, Subsea 7, Hess, Statoil, CNR and Maersk UK.

The company recently launched breakthrough patented scanning technology that can detect leaks and corrosion with 100% accuracy in the armour wires surrounding flexible pipes and risers.

flexlife director Stuart Mitchell said: “We have already had a high level of interest in the scanning technology and have successfully completed our first projects with Hess and Statoil, with further clients lined up for the remainder of 2009. Graeme is a fantastic addition to our team and we believe he will help us secure additional work using the technology, leading to further company growth.’’

Graeme said: “flexlife are doing really innovative work that could change the way operators view integrity management of flexibles. The market for our products is going to continue expanding and I am delighted to be working with flexlife.’’

flexlife has also recently recruited additional subsea engineers and support staff and anticipates employing at least 50 people within the next three years.