ShawCor Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario) announced that the Australian branch of its pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has been awarded a contract in excess of $40 million from Marubeni-Itochu to provide pipeline coatings for Epic Energy’s QSN3 Pipeline Project.
The contract involves coating approximately 945 km of 18 in. pipe with a dual-layer, fusion-bonded epoxy coating on the external surface and with a solvent-free, thin-film epoxy for the pipeline internal. Coating is expected to start in the first quarter of 2010 and will take place at the Bredero Shaw pipecoating facilities in Kembla Grange, Australia, and in Kuantan, Malaysia.
The QSN3 Project incorporates the looping construction of the South West Queensland Pipeline, SWQP, and the QSN Link Pipeline. QSN3 will be installed from Wallumbilla in South East Queensland to Moomba in South Australia.