Shawcor Ltd. has been tapped to provide coating services on a submarine gas pipeline from Texas to Mexico. The company announced that its pipe coating group has received a conditional contract worth approximately $300 million (CAD) 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 project will transport natural gas along an underwater route in the Gulf of Mexico, from southern Texas to Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico. It will supply natural gas to the CFE’s power generation plants in multiple regions of the country. IMG is a Mexican company majority-owned by TransCanada Corp. and partially owned by IEnova
The contract involves coating approximately 690 km of 42-in. pipe with the application of concrete weight coating in a variety of thicknesses (2.25, 2.752 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, Mexico. The Altamira facility was strategically developed to serve offshore projects in the Western Hemisphere from Mexico. Development started in January 2016 and will be fully mobilized and functional by the third quarter 2016 to serve the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan project requirements. The facility is comprised of a dedicated automated pipe inspection and repair plant and two high capacity 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 2km of the commercial port quays for receipt of pipe and raw materials.
With safety ranking as Shawcor’s first priority, the company is committed to an incident and injury free workplace. All services will be provided using Shawcor’s global health and safety, security and environmental standards and quality standards incorporating the latest best-in-class practices to deliver superior execution.
Shawcor is a global services company specializing in products and services for the pipeline and pipe services segment of the oil and gas industry and related products for the petrochemical and industrial market. The company operates through a global network of fixed and mobile manufacturing and service facilities and is valued for its integrity, technology and proven capability to execute the most complex projects in its industry.