Shawcor’s Pipeline Coatings for Apache’s Julimar Offshore Field (Australia)

Shawcor's Pipeline Coatings for Apache's Julimar Offshore Field (Australia)

ShawCor Ltd. on Friday announced that its pipecoating division, Bredero Shaw, received a contract from Apache in Australia with a value in excess of US$45 million to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the Julimar Development Project.

The Apache operated Julimar Development Project is a joint venture between Apache (65%) and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company — KUFPEC (35%). The project will supply raw gas from the Julimar and Brunello gas fields to the Chevron operated Wheatstone Project in Westem Australia. Apache and KUFPEC hold 13 percent and 7 percent respectively in the Wheatstone Project.

The Wheatstone Project is one of Australia’s largest resource projects and will consist of LNG export and domestic gas processing facilities.

The contract involves coating 47 km of l8 inch pipe that will be protected with various configurations of three layer polypropylene anticorrosion coating, Thermotite® five layer polypropylene insulation and HeviCote® concrete weight coating.

In addition Bredero Shaw has also received a contract for anode procurement and installation. Work will commence during the second quarter of 2013. The company will execute the work at Bredero Shaw’s facility in Kuantan,  Malaysia. The Kuantan facility is a teclmology based, full service coating plant that was built specifically to process large, complex projects in the Asia Pacific region.

ShawCor Ltd. is an energy services company specializing in products and services for the pipeline and pipe services and the petrochemical and industrial segments of the oil and gas industry. The company operates through seven divisions with over seventy manufacturing and service facilities located around the world. Bredero Shaw, ShawCor’s largest division, is the global leader in pipe coating solutions and employs approximately 4,000 permanent and contract personnel located at  offices and facilities in fifteen countries. The division provides specialized coating systems and related services for corrosion protection, insulation and weight coating applications on land and marine pipelines including highly engineered corrosion and insulation systems for deepwater applications.

Offshore Energy Today Staff, May 21, 2012