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In 2021, the Non-metallic Innovation Centre (NIC) launched an Associate Programme, allowing more companies to engage with the NIC Sponsors and TWI. Associate companies will have the opportunity to get involved by providing potential solutions to the NIC challenges, while gaining a host of benefits at the same time. This programme will also allow the NIC to get closer to oil and gas supply chains and foster technical collaboration across organisations.

Associate Membership is available to supply chain companies who can provide potential non-metallic solutions for the oil and gas industry, and are interested in the development of non-metallic pipeline technologies.

Associate Members are able to share the cost of R&D and access TWI expertise in non-metallics for oil and gas as well as gaining entry to the NIC Associates Research Programme. In addition, this programme allows members to further engage with TWI and the NIC sponsors, Aramco and ADNOC.

Membership benefits include:

  • Access to the NIC Associates network and TWI experts.
  • Tailor-made technical projects that benefit the supply chain.
  • Support in the commercialisation of promising technology solutions and innovations.

The current member of the NIC associate programme are:

For over 20 years, Flexpipe has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of composite pipe. Our products are designed to meet a variety of practical needs, from oil and gas gathering and CO2 injection, to water gathering and enhanced oil recovery. With an impressive service life, and 470,000 kms of pipe installed, our innovative, cost-effective, and reliable pipe is the best choice for your pipeline needs.

FlexSteel is the pipeline solution that couples the durability of steel with the installation, performance and cost benefits of spoolable pipe products. Highly corrosion resistant and more durable than other flexible pipe, FlexSteel combines the best features of all currently available pipe options to deliver superior life-cycle performance and value.

Future Pipe Industries is a Leader in composite piping solutions across the Oil & Gas, Industrial, Water, and Marine & Offshore Industries. Our solutions include piping system design, manufacturing, engineering services, project management, technical support, field supervision, and training.

Maxtube offer the Duoline® range of thermoset and thermoplastic internal linings for downhole tubing and flowlines, the application of which provides long lasting protection from corrosion due to process fluids and flow assurance benefits. Duoline® lined tubing has an installed base of over 55,000 wells / 110 million feet in a wide range of applications viz. water source / injection / disposal wells, oil wells with H2S, CO2, high water cuts and in gas wells requiring high Chrome alloys providing excellent savings in life cycle cost savings.

With manufacturing facilities around the world, we provide composite tanks, piping systems, fitting and structures to the oil and gas, chemical, marine, offshore, fuel handling, industrial and water industries.

Specialty RTP designs and manufactures reinforced thermoplastic pipes ("RTP’s") for high temperature severe environment fluid transport for the oil and gas industry to dramatically lower the capital cost to flow hydrocarbons for both surface and downhole applications.