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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

May 05, 2016 14:20 ET

Trelleborg Wins Two Awards for Engineering Innovation

Trelleborg Is Called to the Winner's Circle for Oil & Gas Product Advancements and Officially Recognized for Its Forward-Thinking Engineering

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - May 5, 2016) -  Trelleborg has been awarded E&P Magazine's prestigious Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEA) in two categories. SealWelding ™ Technology from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions won in the category of Marine Construction and Trelleborg's offshore operation won for its deployment of Firestop™ in the Floating Systems and Rigs Category. The MEA awards will be presented at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas

David Brown, Global Lead Group Director, Oil & Gas, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: "As a global leader in engineered solutions that seal, damp and protect, we are honored to have our SealWelding technology recognized for its revolutionary approach -- enabling seals to be welded in situ on an FPSO platform eliminates the need for the oil & gas vessel to disconnect and return to shore. Our customers can now realize enormous cost and time savings due to our engineered innovations."

SealWelding is a technology that allows seals to be welded on an FPSO platform, eliminating the need for it to disconnect and return to shore. Manufactured from Trelleborg's well-established seal materials, this technology reduces the downtime and associated costs that come from maintaining an FPSO swivel stack.

Hans Leo Hals, Managing Director for Trelleborg's offshore operation based in Norway, says: "Since everyone involved in offshore oil & gas production knows that MEA entries are judged on their game-changing significance, both technically and economically, we couldn't be more proud to have Firestop acknowledged for protecting floating systems and rigs. Providing fire safety for people, structures and equipment is something that we do and will continue to do through new innovations. Our Firestop solutions ensure the integrity of structures are maintained in the event of a fire by providing time to evacuate people, close down critical equipment and for responders to gain control of the fire and evacuate an area."

Firestop™ is a rubber-based passive fire protection solution which can be customized to meet the demands of specific offshore oil and gas projects and installations. By using a layered construction, Firestop™ provides corrosion, thermal, fire and mechanical protection.

An independent team of experts, including engineers and engineering managers from operating and consulting companies worldwide, judged the competition. The winners come from a varied range of disciplines in oil & gas exploration and production, solving many of the issues that posed barriers to efficient operations. Technological advances of the winners open new and better avenues to the critical challenges the industry faces. The awards were presented on Trelleborg's booth during the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.

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Notes to Editors:

Company and profile of the Trelleborg group:

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK 25 billion (EUR 2.65 billion, USD 2.94 billion) in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of Vibracoustic, the global market leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of SEK 18 billion (EUR 1.94 billion, USD 2.15 billion) in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals and bearings. It supports its aerospace, industrial and automotive customers through over 20 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies globally. Within its portfolio are some of the longest established sealing brands, including Busak+Shamban, Chase Walton, Dowty, Forsheda, GNL, Palmer Chenard, Shamban, Skega and Stefa along with a large number of proprietary products and materials such as Turcon®, Zurcon®, Orkot®, Isolast®, Stepseal® and Wills Rings®. www.tss.trelleborg.com

Trelleborg's offshore operation
Using advanced polymer material technology, Trelleborg's offshore operation provides high integrity solutions for the harshest and most demanding offshore environments. As part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg's offshore operation specializes in the development and production of polymer and syntactic foam based seismic, marine, buoyancy, cable protection and thermal insulation products, as well as rubber-based passive and active fire protection solutions for the offshore industry. Within its portfolio are some long established and respected brands including, CRP, OCP, Viking and Emerson & Cuming. Trelleborg's offshore operation has been providing innovative solutions to the industry for over 30 years. www.trelleborg.com/offshore

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