Toronto, Ontario -- ShawCor Ltd said 22 Dec that its pipe-coating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a $40-million contract to provide subsea insulation coatings for the Jack/St Malo project, operated by Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co.
For this project, the subsea flowlines and risers will be installed about 250 miles (400 km) southwest of New Orleans in water depths up to 7200 ft (2200 m), ShawCor said.
The work will be done at Bredero Shaw's pipe coating facility in Beaumont, Texas. According to ShawCor, this site is being upgraded by adding a Brigden modular coating facility, capable of applying FBE (fusion-bonded epoxy) and multi-layer anti-corrosion systems. It can also apply Thermotite syntactic polypropylene, solid and foam polypropylene and Thermotite ULTRA subsea thermal insulation systems.
The contract includes ID blasting and coating of about 92 km of 10" pipe with a 3-layer polypropylene anticorrosion coating and syntactic polypropylene thermal insulation.
Qualification activities will start in the first quarter of 2011, with full production planned from Q3 2011 through Q2 2012.