Perma-Pipe International Holdings announces contract awards in excess of $8 million.
SPRING, Texas, April 17, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPIH) today announced it has been awarded two contracts with a combined value in excess of US$8 million.
The first is to provide insulated piping for a thermal distribution system on the campus of Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Canada. The contract is to supply Perma-Pipe’s XTRU-THERM® thermally insulated piping system.
Grant Dewbre, COO and Senior Vice President for Perma-Pipe’s Americas region stated, “We are excited to be working for Fanshawe College and EllisDon and we thank them for placing their trust in us, and we expect to exceed their expectations.”
In addition, today Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. announced its subsidiary, Perma-Pipe Middle East LLC, has been awarded contracts by China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) for the provision of thermally insulated pipe and field joints for a project in Uganda.
This project will feed the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) transporting oil to the coast in Tanzania. The project will utilize Perma-Pipe’s XTRU-THERM® insulation system, a spray-applied polyurethane foam jacketed with a high-density polyethylene casing. The projects will begin execution in Perma-Pipe’s new facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE in Q3 2023.
Saleh Sagr, Senior Vice President for Perma-Pipe’s MENA region commented, “I am glad to announce that this important project has been assigned to Perma-Pipe. We have recently announced the opening of the new plant in Abu Dhabi and obtaining this award is an excellent start. It demonstrates the need for a plant that is well positioned to serve export markets as well as oil and gas projects locally in the UAE and neighboring countries.”
David Mansfield, President and CEO commented, “We are pleased to be chosen by EllisDon and Fanshawe College to be a part of this infrastructure project and to provide our district cooling and heating piping system to the Canadian market.”
“We are also delighted with the Uganda project, and the opportunity to participate in this significant investment program. We are proud to be partnering with Sinopec so that we can demonstrate our expertise and our industry-leading products and services from our new, high-capacity state-of-the-art facility.”
Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc.
Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPIH) is a global leader in pre-insulated piping and leak detection systems for oil and gas, district heating and cooling, and other applications. It uses its extensive engineering and fabrication expertise to develop piping solutions that solve complex challenges regarding the safe and efficient transportation of many types of liquids. In total, Perma-Pipe has operations at fourteen locations in six countries.
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