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Canadian pipecoating firm wins $40-million in contracts for Mexican pipeline project

77-kilometres of 36-inch pipe will transport natural gas in Bay of Campeche, Mexico



Toronto—Canadian energy services firm ShawCor’s pipecoating division, Bredero Shaw, has been awarded $40-million in contracts for pipeline coatings at an offshore project in Mexico.

The contracts will see Bredero Shaw supply pipeline coatings and related products and services for the Linea 5 Pipeline Project operated by Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).

According to ShawCor, the Linea 5 Project will consist of approximately 77-kilometres of 36-inch pipe to be installed offshore between the Plataforma Enlace Litoral and the Terminal Maritima de Dos Bocas in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico.

Natural gas will be transported from the Litoral field to the terminal in Dos Bocas for supply to the PEMEX distribution network in Tabasco, Mexico.

The contracts involve coating the pipe with fusion bond epoxy (FBE) anti-corrosion coating at Bredero Shaw Mexico’s Monterrey plant and the supply of heat shrinkable joint protection sleeves manufactured by ShawCor’s Canusa-CPS division.

Canusa-CPS has manufacturing facilities in Huntsville, Ont., and Edmonton, Alta., according to the company’s website.

Lastly, Bredero Shaw Mexico will coat the pipe with concrete weight coating using its Compression Coat Technology (CCT) plant in Coatzacoalcos where anode installation will also be completed.

CCT concrete coating systems are designed to provide negative buoyancy and mechanical protection for pipelines in submarine environments, wet environments or rocky and rough terrain configurations.

Compression Coat uses a side-wrap application process, making it ideal for both small and large diameter pipelines.

Coating for this project is scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2012.

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