Canadian Manufacturing

B.C.-based firm nets first Canadian order for GRE pipe for polymer flooding

Order for 10 kilometres of high pressure, glass reinforced epoxy pipe will be used for polymer flooding in Alberta

VANCOUVER—Hanwei Energy Services Corp. said it has been awared a $400,000 contract to supply 10 kilometres of its high pressure, glass reinforced epoxy (GRE) pipe to a company working in Alberta, marking the first use of the company’s pipe for polymer flooding in Canada.

The three- and four-inch pipe will be used for oil transmission, saltwater injection and polymer flooding by an undisclosed producer, according to the company.

The polymer injection piping is for a pilot order by the customer that is the first phase of a potential four phase, $2-million pipe installation and is part of a $180-million recovery facility recently opened in the province.

According to Hanwei, market assessment undertaken by one of its customers “indicates a potential market of $15- to $20 million” annually in Canada for GRE pipe products used in polymer flooding.

Hanwei said its GRE pipe products are widely used in China for polymer flooding.

The company said the pipe for the order will be produced and shipped this month.

Hanwei also received a $4.1-million order from an undisclosed Canadian customer in recent weeks for GRE pipe.

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