Shawcor Ltd. announced that its pipe coating group has received a conditional contract worth approximately C$300 million from Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG), to provide pipeline coating solutions to the Comision 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 the South of Texas, to Tuxpan, Veracruz. 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 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, Mexico. The new 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 of 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 2 km of the commercial port quays for receipt of pipe and raw materials.