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Behind the scenes


RESPONSIBILITY FOR making Pipelines 2002 a success lies with a steering committee that brings together pipeline companies, exhibition organiser Emap MEL and the Pipelines Industries Guild.

Committee chairman is David Willis, principal consultant of RSK Environment. He is delighted exhibitors are so closely involved in the organisation.

'It is essential that both exhibitors and visitors benefit as much as they can from an event like this, ' he says. 'Members of the committee will draw on their considerable experience in shaping the format and content of the exhibition and the conference and technical seminars. I am sure this will be a key factor in making this an extremely successful event with plenty of opportunities to make new contacts.'

Other companies on the committee are BP, Corus Tubes, Cluttons, Johnston Pipes, MCA Hire Services, Penspen and Westminster Dredging.

In this issue we feature four of these companies.

RSK Environmental is a multi-disciplinary consultancy based in north west England, with offices in London and Aberdeen.

A leader in the fields of environmental and visual impact assessment, the company was established in 1989 and has 100 staff with a turnover of £6M.

Johnston Pipes is part of the Johnston Group of companies manufacturing and supplying concrete and centrifugally cast GRP pipes and pipe systems to the water industry. The firm has just completed an order to supply pipes to a power station in Malaysia.

Westminster Dredging is the UK's oldest and most experienced dredging company.

Expertise includes maintenance and construction of ports and waterways, flood protection, reclamation and specialist services to the oil, water and gas industries. The company is a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster.

Corus Tubes through the energy business serves the oil and gas industries. Its pipe products enable energy extraction, transportation, processing and distribution from oil and gas fields to the final consumer. The company recently supplied 68km of 18in SAW pipe laid at a depth of over 1,000m in the Gulf of Mexico.

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