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Special Piping Materials (SPM) is a market leader in high quality and exotic piping products. The company is a prominent global stockholder and sources high grade pipes, fittings, flanges, plate and round-bar from the most reliable mills and manufacturers in the world.

Founded in 1989, Special Piping Materials has grown from a single office in Manchester, UK to a global network of seven sales offices and warehouses across five continents. As well as sourcing high quality products, the company also has a wide range of products in stock that have been rigorously tested and are ready to be shipped.

The extensive team has a focus on technical excellence, quality of goods and efficient service and they work closely with their clients to find solutions and supply the best products possible. They have a dedicated in-house project management system in place that coordinates every aspect of the supply chain, from source to end-user.

The exotic materials that Special Piping Materials work with include Duplex, Super Duplex, 6% Moly and Nickel Alloys.

The products that the company supplies go on to be key components at a variety of vital energy and heavy industry sites across the globe. This includes Oil and Gas rigs, FPSOs, offshore and subsea platforms, water treatment plants, LNG storage and transportation facilities, petrochemical sites, nuclear power plants and mining sites to name but a few.

 

Contact your local Special Piping Materials office today to find out how our products are vital for your projects.

Contact your local Special Piping Materials office today

and find out how our products are vital for your projects.

  • MANCHESTER, UK
  • ABERDEEN, UK
  • SINGAPORE
  • PERTH, AUSTRALIA
  • HOUSTON, TEXAS
  • RIO, BRAZIL
  • DUBAI, UAE

MANCHESTER, UK

Special Piping Materials’ Manchester office is the global headquarters for the whole company. With an 80,000 sq. ft site, the team have a large amount of stock that they can distribute quickly around the world to where it is needed.

Alex Forth was appointed as the Managing Director in the UK in 2019, and is also the Regional Director across Australia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Alex is an industry expert, having been with the Group for 12 years. He previously headed up the Singaporean and Australian divisions and was fundamental in establishing the office in Dubai. Alex works to coordinate projects across the UK, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Australia, while reinforcing Special Piping Materials’ commitment to its clients and stakeholders on a global scale.

The hub in Manchester works hard to assist the other offices around the world to ensure a smooth supply chain, specifically with key mills and manufacturers in Europe.

The Manchester office includes highly trained, specialist ASNT and PCM qualified personnel who are able to carry out tests such as Dye-Pen Inspections and Impact Testing.

The team also holds a number of accreditations, including ISO9001:2015 (for quality), ISO14001:2010 (for environmental), OHAS 18001 (for HSE) and ISO45001:2018 (for HSE).

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ABERDEEN, UK

Special Piping Materials’ division in Aberdeen was first established in 2007 and since then has been headed up by industry expert Jamie Hutchinson.

Jamie has many years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, specifically in the piping world and he knows everything there is to know about pipes, fittings and flanges. He manages a strong team of industry experts and they work with suppliers from across the globe such as Italy, Korea and the USA.

They have a 30,000 sq. ft office and work hard to ensure that they have a wide variety of specialist products in stock, ready to ship quickly to clients who require them. The office has a key focus on the North Sea petroleum industry, but they do work further afield in key geographical areas wherever specialist pipes and fittings are required.

Within the petroleum industry, the North Sea is a key area and one that is known for its resources of liquid petroleum and natural gas that are found in huge underground reservoirs.

Special Piping Materials in Aberdeen has an enviable reputation for excellent customer service, high quality and high performing products. This means that they are set to continue to be a prominent supplier in the North Sea region and further afield for many years to come.

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SINGAPORE

The Singapore office of Special Piping Materials was established in 2004 and they now have a 30,000 sq. ft warehouse and work with clients across Asia.

The team have a well-earned reputation for supplying quality materials, being efficient on delivery and providing excellent customer service. It is also known as the foremost distributor of duplex, super duplex, nickel alloys and other exotic piping materials in South East Asia. The warehouse currently holds more than $5 million USD worth of high-quality stock.

Steve Chee is the General Manager of Special Piping Materials Singapore and has more than a decade of experience within the piping industry and has been with Special Piping Materials since 2013. He has extensive knowledge of the projects in the region and is an expert in knowing what his clients need from their piping supplier.

The senior management who support Steve in the Singapore office are all well-established players in the marketplace, with the majority having been with the company since its inception.

Supporting the team in the Singapore office is a network of professional and dedicated agents across the South East area. These agents cover many different countries and markets including ship building, sub-sea projects, offshore and desalination. This system allows the Singapore team to gather on-the-ground information about regional projects and to react quickly to new opportunities, testing requirements and specifications.

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA

The Special Piping Materials division in Perth was first set-up in 2006 and, since then, they have grown in both size and reputation. They have a 50,000 sq. ft warehouse that can accommodate a wide range of specialist products meaning that team is able to react quickly and cost-effectively if a client has an immediate requirement.

Director Mark Davey runs the office in Perth and has worked there for nearly a decade. He has amassed a wealth of expertise about the piping world and is skilled at anticipating the needs of our clients and subsequently supporting their projects.

One of the industries that our Perth team is particularly involved in is the LNG market. The LNG industry relies heavily on products made from dependable nickel steel alloys. Storage and transportation facilities use large quantities of nickel steel alloy pipes and fittings and this specialist material has to be obtained from reliable and trustworthy sources.

Special Piping Materials has been working with reputable mills and manufacturers of nickel steel products for many years. We have earned a reputation for being able to source the most high-performing storage tanks, pipes or other essential items on the market.

The future for our team in Australia is very bright indeed and they are well-placed to be able to support the growing and exciting LNG industry, as well as other vital energy sectors.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS

The Houston office opened in 2008, initially selling overseas stock, but by 2010 it had moved into an office with a warehouse and started to add to its inventory. The following years saw rapid expansion and the completion of many large projects.

The company now has a 60,000 sq. ft warehouse and one of the largest inventories of Duplex and Super Duplex pipe, fittings and flanges in North America. The expansion is set to continue, and the warehouse being filled with more high-quality stock every week.

It is expected that there will be continued increase in the CAPEX investment of oil companies to build or expand Oil & Gas, LNG and Petrochemical facilities in North America. This is likely to further expand our potential market and we are looking forward to working with the new clients that this is sure to bring.

The General Manager of the Special Piping Materials division in Houston, Texas is James Deeney who has been with SPM since 2016. Prior to joining the team, he had worked in the Oil & Gas Industry for several years already. He manages a team of experts who are committed to their clients and are always looking for new routes to market and ways to diversify.

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RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL

Oil and South America have long been associated with each other, with the economies of many South American countries being entwined with their ability to produce oil. Special Piping Materials has had a presence in Brazil since 2010 and the team there now have a 12,000 sq. ft warehouse and office.

Antonio Marques Junior is responsible for Special Piping Materials in Rio de Janeiro. He is a Mechanical Engineer and has extensive experience in piping supply chains, engineering and fabrication of offshore and FPSOs structures across the South American continent.

South America can boast that it has many leading oil companies across the region. These companies are some of the most prevalent and active across the globe, so it is no wonder that oil and South America are thought to go hand in hand.

Our team’s reliable and expert service means that they are regularly called upon to supply specialist piping products in a range of exotic materials like super duplex, duplex and nickel alloy to many of the industry giants. Our team on the ground in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is always ready to support their clients in the most efficient way possible.

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DUBAI, UAE

Special Piping Materials first opened its Dubai office in 2009. After several successful years in the region it transformed from just a sales office to a fully-fledged division of the company in 2012. They also have a 10,000 sq. ft warehouse space, demonstrating our long-term commitment to the MENA oil and gas sector.

Special Piping Materials first opened its Dubai office in 2009. After several successful years in the region it transformed from just a sales office to a fully-fledged division of the company in 2012. They also have a 10,000 sq. ft warehouse space, demonstrating our long-term commitment to the MENA oil and gas sector.

The expert team in the SPM Dubai office is led by General Manager Zishan Ali Khan. He has worked in the oil and gas supply chain industry for many years, with more than 12 years at Special Piping Materials. He is very knowledgeable in the oil and gas sector and liaises closely with agents and stakeholders across the region.

He is also an expert in developing relationships with new clients, finding new opportunities and offering support on new projects.

The Special Piping Materials team in Dubai is currently focused on growth and process consolidation. They are in a position where they are perfectly able to support their current clients within the UAE, explore new business opportunities and expand into new sectors such as ship building and desalination.

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TESTING

All stock held by Special Piping Materials tested in accordance with respective ASTM standards

BROCHURE

All stock held by Special Piping Materials tested in accordance with respective ASTM standards

QUALITY

All stock held by Special Piping Materials tested in accordance with respective ASTM standards

England

Special Piping Materials Ltd Broadway, Globe Industrial Estate, Dukinfield, Cheshire, SK16 4UU, United Kingdom

Scotland

Special Piping Materials (Scotland) Ltd Moss Road, Gateway Business Park, Aberdeen, AB12 3GQ

USA

Special Piping Materials INC 4615, Kennedy Commerce Drive, Houston, Texas-77032

Brazil

Special Piping Materials Do Brasil Ltda. Warehouse Stock & Office Estrada do Mato Alto, 912 Campo Grande – RJ – CEP 23036-150

Singapore

Special Piping Materials (Singapore) Pvt Ltd 43, Kian Teck Drive, Singapore-628856

Dubai

Special Piping Materials Fze P.O.Box: 120667, Sharjah Airport Free Zone, Sharjah – UAE

Oman

Special Piping Materials Authorised representative for Oman Petrovision International LLC, PB NO: 1497, Postal Code 133, Al Khuwair, Oman.

Australia

Special Piping Materials Australia Pty Ltd 11 Purser Loop Bassendean Western Australia 6054