Welaptega Marine, world leader in mooring inspection and fitness-for-purpose evaluations, is pleased to announce that the Beijing Safetech Pipeline Company has been appointed as its exclusive sales and operational agent for China.

Beijing Safetech Pipeline Company is a high-tech enterprise with core business in pipeline and offshore oil and gas engineering projects. The company is headed by Professor Minxu Lu, a world authority on materials corrosion.

"In order to engage CNOOC and other offshore players as customers it is necessary to have a relationship with an established China-based supplier," said Welaptega CEO Tony Hall. "Safetech’s reputation, infrastructure and business relationships make them the ideal choice for a company like Welaptega to expand into this region."

The agreement will enable Welaptega to move forward a number of pending opportunities that are currently under discussion with CNOOC, the largest offshore operator in the region.