Corrosion poses the single biggest threat to the integrity of the world’s pipelines and anticipating these problems requires ALKUBRA to undertake research and development initiatives that provide our clients with solution-based services covering application equipment, trained and experienced technicians and suitable materials. We understand the necessity of working alongside both the main contractors and owners to provide a total project service for all kind of coatings of your pipelines.
A truly global company, Al Kubra provides services to pipeline construction contractors working on offshore lay barges and at onshore spool bases as well as on overland pipelines. We continually work with our customers and coating material suppliers to develop innovative and relevant technologies that fulfil and often exceed today’s demanding correction related coating requirements.
As an experienced independent coating contractor, AL KUBRA fully understands the necessity for working alongside both main contractors and owners to provide a total project service for coating of their pipelines. On time, on budget and to specification are key parameters in the ALKUBRA business philosophy. However, this is never allowed to overshadow the primarily important factor of health and safety on construction worksites. Operating accredited health and safety management system, ALKUBRA places primary focus on achieving zero accidents both in the field and throughout the business operation.
Al Kubra international Company (ALKUBRA) is a contracting company specializing in the onsite application of anti-corrosion coatings, heat treatment and other support services during construction of onshore and offshore oil, gas and product pipelines in Kuwait.
ALKUBRA was established in the year 1983. Since its establishment, it has been actively involved in the pipe fitting industry and has enjoyed a good measure of success.
A coating industry was established in 1992. This industry has grown from a small scale sandblasting and painting shop to a multi-diversified company offering services in the fields of external and internal coatings, tank fiberglass lining, tank lining, wrapping of pipes, heat shrink applications, elastmeric polyurethane coatings, cement lining, gunite lining of pressure vessels, fire proofing and treatment to concrete floor toppings. This company has grown to the extent that it now accounts for the major part of the works at Al-Kubra.
There are ever increasing challenges for coating applicators as offshore cycle times reduce, overland pipelines are laid in more demanding conditions and in all cases the bare steel section and at welded joints becomes larger to accommodate automated welding and inspection. Compound this with ever more stringent specifications for more arduous pipeline operating conditions and it is easy to perceive why the industry is focused on proper and efficient application of field all kind of coatings including cement lining, gunite lining of desalters and bund walls, HSS application of weld joints including materials.
ALKUBRA has strived to create coating systems that are efficient and easy to use. By using automation the task of the coating operator is made less burdensome and hence the risk of error and possible accident is significantly reduced compared to a manual process. Using innovative technology in our coating apparatus has also meant that consumption and wastage are reduced as far as possible. ALKUBRA has developed coating machines that reduce overspray and coating material losses during application. This philosophy has been proven to promote a healthy working atmosphere and virtually eliminates any environmental impact.
Our company understands that the foundation of success is built upon sound commercial management, operational efficiency, quality assurance and most importantly safety and environmental awareness.
ALKUBRA are one of the world leaders in the provision of specialist field all kind of coating services and are particularly proud of the long and successful track record in spool base onshore and offshore coating activities as well as in the onshore pipeline construction sector. ALKUBRA has long been associated with providing onshore and offshore services for all the major pipeline construction contractors and has earned a reputation for quality, performance and of course reliability in the services we provide.
The company is approved to work for Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Joint Operations, Equate Petrochemical Company and Petrochemical Industrial Company (PIC). The work is executed either in the workshop or the site as per the nature of the job.