The ROSEN Group started its the first Alberta Bound Roadshow to promote its Intelligent Plastic Solutions activities in Canada.
Calgary, Canada, September 22nd, 2014 – The ROSEN Group proudly introduced their new manufacturing plant in North America to the mining industry. On the occasion of the “Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference” at Fort McMurray, AB, the ROSEN Group started their series of events, named “Alberta Bound Roadshow 2014”, displaying both outstanding capabilities in development and manufacturing of intelligent plastic solutions as well as lined specialty spool pieces.
“We are very satisfied with the outcome of the roadshow. We have met the right people from various disciplines of the right industries – ranging from operators to engineering companies that used this opportunity to get informed about the ROSEN Group and our products and services portfolio”, stated Corporate Marketing Director Michael Magerstaedt after the roadshow. “It was a pleasure to see, how our life-size spool exhibits spurred intense discussions amongst visiting experts. We truly gathered the feeling that a roadshow is an innovative way to introduce our RoCoatTM directly to our customers”, he concluded.
The Alberta Bound Roadshow comprised of a series of events at different locations in Fort McMurray, Edmonton and finally in Calgary, where the new facility will be located. Planning to go on stream during the first quarter of 2015, the ROSEN Group are establishing a local source for t RoCoatTM interior pipe liner in Canada. Liner produced at Calgary will be identical to the product manufactured at this technology’s “birthplace” in Lingen, Germany and successfully applied in Alberta oil sands tailings and hydrotransport pipelines.
This facility is the first of its kind in Canada to apply hot cast polyurethane liner to pipe spools of diameters up to 48” in lengths up to 18 meters (60 ft). The new facility will encompass internal pipe coating, pipe refurbishment for pipe re-lining and manufacturing of our Intelligent Plastic Solutions product line, most prominently RoCoat™ internal abrasion protection liner.
The Alberta Road Show program contained multiple information sessions regarding pipe coating and other solutions, an introduction to the new facility as well as client case studies and discussion periods. A special highlight of the program was a presentation by Dr. John Wolodko, Program Director of the MARIOS (Materials And Reliability In Oil Sands) industry project at the AITF (Alberta Innovates Technology Futures) research institution. Dr. Wolodko presented the many facets of wear in oil sands slurry transportation. He also reported on the results of laboratory and field trials which were conducted at all Alberta Oil Sands open pit mining operators’ sites comparing metallic and non-metallic wear protection solutions. Another eye-catching highlight of the show was a semi-trailer, on which a number of RoCoat™ lined specialty spools were displayed to the public.
At the show, the ROSEN Group showcased six RoCoat™ lined specialty pipe spools . Often, wear is highest at specialty spools like tees, bends, and expansion barrels. ROSEN are committed to provide solutions not only for straight spools, but also for these segments of slurry pipelines.
About the ROSEN Group
ROSEN is a leading privately owned company established in 1981by Hermann Rosen in Lingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. Over the last 30 years, ROSEN has grown rapidly and is today a worldwide provider of leading technology in all areas of the integrity process chain with more than 2200 employees in over 120 countries worldwide.
The 4 key ROSEN areas of expertise include:
- Inspection of critical industrial assets to ensure reliable operations of the highest standards and effectiveness
- Customized engineering consultancy providing efficient asset integrity management
- Production and supply of customized novel systems and products
- Market-driven, topical, state-of-the-art research and development providing “added value” products and services
For more information please visit our website at: www.rosen-group.com
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Dr. Karin Funke-Rapp
Head of Corporate Communications