New Technology

Akiet BV starts building manufacturing facility in Lelystad

June 2015, Lelystad, the Netherlands

Over the past years Akiet has developed and proven its high strength composite pipe system for the drilling industry which resulted in the major highlight of building a production facility.

Planned start of production is January 2016 from the new plant which is located in Lelystad, the Netherlands. First products will be 7” casing and 9-5/8” casings in 12-meter lengths with its slim full-composite connections. Production of other sizes is planned for in a later phase.

The new plant is located at the Betonstraat in Lelystad and is at the moment prepared for manufacturing. It will be operated by a small team including Rob Selles as CEO, Geertjan van Og as Operations Director and Emile Burnaby Lautier as Technical Director.

Light weight , high strength composite tubulars means smaller rigs, lower cost, lower loads and new opportunities for the drilling industry. Composite pipe systems offer solutions when steel tubulars fall short of expectations.

Information on HSSC can be found in this presentation: Download Akiet SPE . For more information please visit the website or contact Rob Selles by email

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