ShawCor Receives Contract to Provide Subsea Insulation Coatings for the Jack/St. Malo Project
Published December 29, 2010
Bredero Shaw, the pipe coating division of ShawCor Ltd., has received a contract worth more than $40 million to provide subsea insulation coatings for the Jack/St. Malo project, operated by Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company. The subsea flowlines and risers will be installed approximately 250 miles (400 km) southwest of New Orleans in water depths up to 7,200 ft (2,200 m). The work will be executed at the Bredero Shaw pipe coating facility in Beaumont, Texas. The site is being upgraded with the addition of a new Brigden modular coating facility capable of applying FBE and multi-layer anticorrosion systems, as well as Thermotite syntactic polypropylene, solid and foam polypropylene and Thermotite ULTRA subsea thermal insulation systems. This contract includes ID blasting and coating of approximately 92 kilometers of 10-inch pipe with a three-layer polypropylene anticorrosion coating and syntactic polypropylene thermal insulation. Qualification activities will commence during the first quarter of 2011, with full production planned from the third quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of 2012.