USA: ShawCor Ltd. Wins Subsea Insulation Coatings Contract for Chevron’s Jack/St. Malo Project

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ShawCor Ltd.  announced its pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value in excess of US$40 million to provide subsea insulation coatings for the Jack/St. Malo project, operated by Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company.

The subsea flowlines and risers will be installed approximately 250 miles (400 km) southwest of New Orleans in water depths up to 7,200 ft (2,200 m).

The work will be executed at the Bredero Shaw pipe coating facility in Beaumont, Texas. The site is being upgraded with the addition of a new Brigden™ modular coating facility capable of applying FBE and multi-layer anti-corrosion systems, as well as Thermotite® syntactic polypropylene, solid and foam polypropylene and Thermotite® ULTRA™ subsea thermal insulation systems.

Thermotite® ULTRA™

This contract includes ID blasting and coating of approximately 92 km of 10” pipe with a 3-layer polypropylene anticorrosion coating and syntactic polypropylene thermal insulation. Qualification activities will commence during the first quarter of 2011, with full production planned from the third quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of 2012.

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.


Source:  Shawcor, December 23, 2010;

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