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Pipelines in the Energy Transition

Webinars 22 November 2022

Offshore Energy Technical Group: Pipelines in the Energy Transition - including Repurposing

Registrants will be updated on the latest developments in the use of pipelines for hydrogen and carbon dioxide transport and distribution in the energy transition with presentations from well-known speakers in this area.

Presentations will cover new design and build, testing of existing systems plus repurposing of existing hydrocarbon pipelines and piping systems.

Who should attend?

All engineers, managers and others interested in the technical requirements for hydrogen and carbon dioxide pipelines in the energy transition.

Experts from industry and TWI Ltd will be presenting on a range of topics:

  • Prof Gareth Hinds, NPL Fellow & Science Area Leader, National Physical Laboratory on Assessment of Resistance to Hydrogen Embrittlement of Pipeline Materials in Repurposed Hydrogen Gas Grids

  • Chas Spradbery, Peritus on Design and Engineering of Subsea CO2 Pipelines

  • Neil Gallon, Principal Materials and Welding Engineer, ROSEN Group on Integrity Implications of Repurposing Pipelines to Hydrogen

  • Daniel Sandana, Rosen on Integrity Implications of Repurposing Pipelines to CO2

  • Dr Jon Blackburn, Business Group Manager, Materials and Structural Integrity, TWI Ltd on TWI and the Energy Transition


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  • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
  • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • TWI Training School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)

TWI Staff - please contact Bethaney Butcher if you wish to register.

Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.

Can't make it on the day?

If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*

*presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.

Associate Membership (AWeldI) of The Welding Institute

Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

You will also benefit from:

Benefits of attending this webinar: 

  • Information transfer from experts
  • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
  • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
  • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

Please contact if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


Neil Gallon - Principal Materials and Welding Engineer

Neil Gallon

Principal Materials and Welding Engineer

Neil Gallon is a Principal Materials and Welding Engineer with the ROSEN Group in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He holds a degree in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge and is a Eur. Ing., a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of IoM3 and a European/International Welding Engineer. He has performed, coordinated and assisted in multiple failure investigations over his 25 year career.

Prof Gareth Hinds - NPL Fellow & Science Area Leader

Prof Gareth Hinds

NPL Fellow & Science Area Leader
National Physical Laboratory

Gareth is NPL Fellow and Science Area Leader in the Electrochemistry Group at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, United Kingdom. His primary expertise is in the development of novel in situ diagnostic techniques and standard test methods for assessment of corrosion and material degradation in energy applications. Gareth is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and holds visiting academic positions at University College London, the University of Strathclyde and Harbin Institute of Technology. He is the author of over 200 publications is currently serving as President of the World Corrosion Organisation.

Dr Jon Blackburn - Group Manager - Materials and Structural Integrity

Dr Jon Blackburn

Group Manager - Materials and Structural Integrity

Jon leads TWI's Materials and Structural Integrity (MSI) Group, which provides consultancy, testing and research and development services to TWI's Industrial Members. The MSI Group consists of more than 120 employees and extensive laboratory facilities (from electron microscopy to full-scale environmental testing). The Group has a wide range of world-leading expertise to support TWI's Industrial Members in managing the through-life integrity of their assets; from conceptual design through to end of life.

Jon has a background in Mechanical Engineering and a doctorate in Manufacturing Engineering. Prior to joining TWI, he worked in the Canadian pulp industry, working at various pulp mills in the Province of Alberta during their planned maintenance periods. He worked in TWI's Advanced Manufacturing Group from 2006 - 2019, as section manager (lasers) and then operations group manager, and finally as responsible group manager for TWI's laser processing, furnace processing, functional coatings and surface characterisation teams.

Outside of TWI, Jon is the current President of the UK's Association of Industrial Laser Users and is a Member of the UK's Photonics Leadership Group.

Chas Spradbery - Operations Director

Chas Spradbery

Operations Director
Peritus International

Chas is Operations Director at Peritus International, a specialist subsea engineering consultancy. He has experience with a wide range of subsea cable and pipeline projects covering both offshore wind and oil and gas. He has been involved in the design of some of the world’s deepest pipelines at over 3000m. He holds a Ph.D in Materials Science and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers.


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