Shawcor claims conditional contract for Tuxpan gas pipeline coating

Offshore staff

TORONTOShawcor Ltd.’s pipeline coating group has received a conditional contract worth approximately C$300 million ($231 million) from Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG) to provide pipeline coating solutions to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) Sur de Texas - Tuxpan gas pipeline project.

The Tuxpan gas pipeline will transport natural gas along an underwater route in the Gulf of Mexico, from the south of Texas to Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico. The project will supply natural gas to the CFE’s power generation plants in multiple regions of the country.

The contract involves coating around 690 km (429 mi) of 42-in. pipe with the application of concrete weight coating in a variety of thicknesses (2.25-in., 2.752-in. and 3.5-in.) and supply the installation of 5,000 sacrificial anodes. Coating is expected to commence in the beginning of 2017 and complete by the end of 2017.

The company will execute the work at Shawcor’s new coating facility in Altamira, Tampico, which was established to serve offshore projects in the Western Hemisphere from Mexico. Development started in January, and it will be fully mobilized and functional by 3Q to serve the Sur de Texas – Tuxpan project requirements.

The facility is comprised of an automated pipe inspection and repair plant and two concrete weight coating plants capable of coating pipes of up to 48-in. in diameter. Located with access to substantial adjacent storage areas located within 2 km (1.2 mi) of the commercial port quays for receipt of pipe and raw materials.

IMG is a Mexican company majority-owned by TransCanada Corp. and partially owned by IEnova.


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