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Fine Tubes Strengthens Presence Across Middle East With New Customer Approval

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Plymouth, U.K. (Nov. 24, 2022) - Precision metal tubing manufacturer, Fine Tubes, has been granted official approval by Qatargas to supply high performance tubes in MONEL® alloy 400 for critical oil and gas applications.

The approval comes at a time when Fine Tubes is strengthening its presence in Qatar and the Middle East after more than ten years of successful operations in the region. It follows on from Fine Tubes receiving several other prestigious oil and gas approvals from major businesses across the Middle East.

The Qatargas approval was confirmed after Fine Tubes completed the qualifying paperwork. It secures the manufacturer a coveted place on the preferred vendor list of Qatargas and demonstrates advanced capabilities and competencies in the provision of corrosion resistant tubing for the oil and gas industry.

Oil and gas applications demand materials with excellent strength, high pressure, and corrosion resistant properties. MONEL® alloy 400 tubes from Fine Tubes deliver advanced resistance to corrosion in subsea instrumentation systems which receive constant exposure to seawater. The already corrosive nature of the salt water is exacerbated in the Middle East region due to the high temperatures of the water and air, making Fine Tubes’ products particularly suitable.

Nick Head, Product Manager at Fine Tubes, says: “We are proud to have achieved an impressive number of approvals from key organisations in Qatar and the Middle East. Adding this seal of approval from Qatargas increases our footprint in this developing region and ensures our continued growth in the oil and gas market. We look forward to working with Qatargas and the wider oil and gas industry in Qatar for a long time to come.”

Fine Tubes works closely with major oil and gas companies worldwide to custom-engineer tubes with higher corrosion resistance that deliver extended product life, as well as reducing downtime and maintenance costs. Critical applications include control lines in subsea umbilicals, control and instrumentation, and pressure housings.

Fine Tubes manufactures precision metal tubing in a range of specialty alloys at its highly integrated tubing facility in the U.K. The tubes are used across global sectors including oil and gas, energy, medical, aerospace, space and satellites, and defence.

MONEL® alloy 400 is a trademark of the Special Metals Corporation.