Anticorrosion Coatings to Protect Natural Gas Facility


United Kingdom-based anticorrosion coating manufacturer Greenkote PLC recently announced in an emailed press release that Chinese licensee Shanghai Premier Tension Control Bolts Co. Ltd. won a contract to supply 1,200 tons of coated hex-bolts for construction of the new Amur Gas Processing Plant, located in the Amur region of Siberia.

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The plant is to be the second largest of its kind in the world, according to Greenkote. Shanghai Premier is a joint venture of United Kingdom-based Tension Control Bolts Ltd., Shanghai High Strength Bolts Plant Ltd. and Shanghai Yan Yan Trading.

Mark Gore, CEO of Greenkote, noted that six other suppliers were also competing for the contract. Due to the location of the gas processing plant, the customer required thicker-than-normal coatings, as well as being able to pass 1,000-hour salt spray testing.

"For the AGPP we are providing a range of Greenkote-coated Grade 8.8 and Grade 10.9 hexagon bolt assemblies, 16mm to 30mm in diameter," said Yan Wei, Vice General Manager of Shanghai Premier and General Coordinator of the AGPP project. "Our bolts are being used as fasteners for the steel structures throughout the AGPP facility. Deliveries began in October of 2018 and will continue until June of 2019."

Shanghai Premier “operates a full Greenkote coating line,” Greenkote notes in the press release. The licensee has also added significant capacity in order to meet the demands of the new contract.

Preload bolts, including both tension-control bolts and hex bolts, meet international standards, including ISO C5-M, which deals with corrosive marine environments. Previously, in 2016, Greenkote-coated bolts were also used in Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement Shelter.


Tagged categories: AS; Asia Pacific; Coating Application; Coating Materials; Corrosion protection; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Oil and Gas

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