Canadian Manufacturing

Canadian firm wins US$40M pipeline deal for Africa offshore project

ShawCor Ltd. subsidiary Socotherm will coat 184 kilometres of pipeline for Moho Nord Oil project

TORONTO—Canadian energy services company ShawCor Ltd. says its Italian pipe coating subsidiary has won a US$40-million sub-contract on a project off the coast of the Democratic Republic of Congo in West Africa.

According to ShawCor, its Socotherm S.p.A. subsidiary won the deal to provide pipeline coatings for the Moho Nord Oil Pipeline project, a deep sea drilling project about 75 kilometres off the African coast.

The contract will see Socotherm coat approximately 165 kilometres of six- to 16-inch pipe and 19 kilometres of 16-inch pipe with a three-layer polypropylene anti-corrosion coating, and 42 kilometres of eight- to 10-inch pipe with a five-layer syntactic polypropylene coating.

Work on the project will be carried out at Socotherm’s pipe coating facility in Pozzallo, Italy, as well as its plants in Adria, Italy, and Escobar, Argentina.

It’s expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014.

The Moho Nord project is jointly owned by Total E&P Congo, a subsidiary of French firm Total S.A., and Chevron Corp. and Congolese state-owned oil company SNPC.

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