Marine Pipeline Systems

We have experience in marine pipeline systems

P &C has extensive experience in the design of offshore pumping systems using air lift pumps, remotely operated vehicles, pressure exchange systems, and conventional centrifugal pumping.

Dredging, sand bypass systems, and beach replenishment require a thorough understanding of the material transport requirements and correct equipment selection for the marine environment. Our extensive test facilities provide the necessary information needed for the design of robust marine slurry transport systems. The ability to conduct appropriately scaled hydraulic model tests ensures that the full-scale systems are designed based on sound dimensional analysis of measured data.


Marine Pipeline Projects from around the world

Durban Harbour Sand Bypass System, South Africa

P &C developed a Sand Bypass System for the Durban Harbour where dredger vessels transfer reclaimed sand into a hopper for temporary storage, from where it is then pumped onwards to the Durban Beach Feeding Scheme. The project included a temporary system while the harbour entrance was widened, and thereafter a permanent system including the sand hopper and multiple pump stations. The scope of work included the detail design, engineering, specification, procurement and construction assistance, and commissioning of the system.

Ngqura Harbour Sand Bypass System, South Africa

P &C was responsible for the commissioning of water pumps, jet pumps, sand transport pumps, and pipeline as well as modification of the control system for the Ngqura harbour. P&C provided further design and engineering services for system modifications, improvements, and maintenance issues. We also conducted a study for the expansion of the existing system.

Subsea Mining Systems

We have worked extensively on sub-sea mining systems off the west coast of Southern Africa and evaluated a range of sub-sea mining options and pumping systems as well as on-board process requirements of the mined material to discard reject materials.


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Since 1991, we have built a business based on people. Our strength lies in the intellect, commitment and creativity of the people who work for P&C. Our culture is based on respect for one another and for our clients. This is captured in our values, which include integrity, passion, excellence, responsibility, and accountability.

Life at P&C remains true to our founding purpose: To create technically fulfilling and financially rewarding careers for everyone who works for P&C.