TORONTO, Canada -- The ShawCor Ltd. subsidiary, Bredero Shaw, has received a $30 million contract from Subsea 7 to provide Thermotite coatings for StatoilHydro's Vega project in the North Sea.
The contract has been awarded to Bredero Shaw Norway AS and the project will be executed at its coating facility in Orkanger, Norway, where the patented Thermotite polypropylene insulation coating system for offshore flow assurance was developed. The coating work will run for a four month period from September 2008 to January 2009.
The Vega field will be tied-back to the Gjøa production platform by a single carbon steel flowline, entailing coating of 27 km (16.8 mi) of 14-in. (35.56-cm) ID pipe and 24 km (14.9 mi) of 12-in. (30.48-cm) ID pipe. The Vega field is in water depths from 365 - 380 m (1,197.5 – 1,246.7 ft), approximately 10 - 30 km (6.2 - 18.6 mi) north-northwest of the Fram fields.
To facilitate a project specific requirement, a new ID blasting facility will be installed at Orkanger capable of handling pipes from 6 - 20 in. (15.24 - 50.8 cm). This equipment will ensure that the inside of the pipe is thoroughly cleaned, according to Bredero Shaw, ID blasting will be conducted prior to the application of the external thermal insulation coating.