Starting services in Belgium

TECPESA performs its firsts HotTap & Linestop operation works in Belgium, with the Belgian gas and electricity distribution operator RESA.

Throughout the month of November, once Tecpesa has obtained the corresponding certification to operate in the Belgian market, Tecpesa´s technicians have performed its firsts operations on RES’s natural gas lines.

Over a year ago, Tecpesa received the first certificate enabling it to supply pipeline fittings for different natural gas operators in Belgium, but it was not until 2016 that it has received the authorization to carry out field work. RESA, one of the Belgian distribution network operators, awarded Tecpesa the execution of a triple Linestop operation in the town of Herstal, near Liege.

The operation was carried out under harsh weather conditions, in coordination with the technical services of the Belgian company, with total safety and with the timing required by the customer, which always supported the work of the technicians.

In 2016, the Belgian market has consolidated as a recurring market for Tecpes’s activity. The proximity of this market with Tecpesa’s base of operations in France allows the firm for a rapid response according to the customer´s needs. Since 2015, it has invested in equipment and human resources giving this Service Center more working capacity throughout the region. At the same time, machinery sales have been made for local markets in the area.