KROKSTADELVA, Norway – Kvaerner has contracted Trelleborg to supply thermal insulation, corrosion and passive fire protection solutions for the Johan Sverdrup development in the central Norwegian North Sea.
Trelleborg’s operation in Norway will provide Vikotherm R2 thermal insulation coating for application on 12 risers and corrosion coating for 195 riser guides, 40 caisson guides, and 15 J-tube guides.
Vikotherm R2 rubber is said to be chemically resistant to most corrosive liquids, gases, salt water, ozone and UV-light, all corrosive agents commonly encountered offshore. The material’s operating temperature ranges from -49°C to +155°C (-56°F to +311°F).
Production will start at Trelleborg’s facility in Krokstadelva in September and continue through May 2016.