Bredero Shaw, the world’s largest pipe coating company, has signed a $45+ million contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries to provide corrosion protection and concrete weight coating for the Barzan pipeline project in the Qatari sector of the Arabian Gulf.
A division of Toronto-based ShawCor Ltd., Bredero Shaw will perform the work at its facility in Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.
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|Bredero Shaw’s 70-plus-acre pipe coating facility in the United Arab Emirates serves clients throughout the Middle East.|
The plant, upgraded in 2007, provides internal coating, flow assurance coating (Pipe-in-Pipe), anti-corrosion and concrete weight coating. The complex, which covers more than 70 acres, serves clients throughout the Middle East.
Scope of Work
The project involves will coating of 292 km (about 181 miles) of up to 24-inch pipe with a fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) anticorrosion coating and the company’s HeviCote concrete weight coating.
Work on this project is scheduled to begin late in the first quarter of 2012.
The contract includes application of the company’s HeviCote pipe coating system, which includes an anti-corrosion layer (1) and reinforced concrete (2).
The $10.3 billion Barzan project will supply gas to Qatar’s domestic market. It is Qatar’s most expensive project since Royal Dutch Shell launched a $19 billion gas-to-liquids plant in 2006.
In June, Bredero Shaw signed a $60 million contract with Welspun Corp. Limited to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for a Burmese offshore natural-gas pipeline project.
That contract involves installing a three-layer anti-corrosion coating and concrete weight coating on about 335 km (about 208 miles) of 10-inch to 28-inch pipe for the Zawtika Development Project, operated by PTTEP International Limited.
In January, the company announced a $40+ million contract to provide subsea insulation coatings for Chevron’s ultra-deepwater Jack/St. Malo oilfield project in the Gulf of Mexico.
The work was being done at Bredero Shaw’s facility in Beaumont, TX. The contract included ID blasting and coating of approximately 92 km of 10-inch pipe with a three-layer polypropylene anticorrosion coating and syntactic polypropylene thermal insulation.
About the Company
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.
Bredero Shaw, ShawCor’s largest division, is the world’s largest provider of pipe coating products and services, with about 4,000 permanent and contract personnel in 15 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.