Coating thickness increased for Trinidad & Tobago pipeline

Bredero Shaw has received amendments to its contracts with Welspun Gujarat Stahl Rohren and Tenaris Global Services to provide concrete weight coatings and anode installation for the National Gas Co. of Trinidad & Tobago's North East Offshore (NEO) and Tobago pipeline projects.

Offshore staff

HOUSOTN -- Bredero Shaw has received amendments to its contracts with Welspun Gujarat Stahl Rohren and Tenaris Global Services to provide concrete weight coatings and anode installation for the National Gas Co. of Trinidad & Tobago's North East Offshore (NEO) and Tobago pipeline projects.

The increase in the contract values is the result of a change in the coating thickness for the pipelines. In the second quarter, Bredero Shaw will mobilize two compression coat technology (CCT) concrete weight coating plants to Trinidad and will begin coating for the projects.

The NEO pipeline project will consist of approximately 94 km (58 mi) of 36-in. (91-cm) pipe that will transport natural gas from the Angostura gas export platform to Mayaro Bay and then to Beachfield on the east coast of Trinidad. The Tobago pipeline project will consist of approximately 54 km (34 mi) of 12-in. (30-cm) pipe that will transport natural gas from BHP Billiton's gas export platform to Columbus Point on the south coast of Tobago.

Bredero Shaw will provide concrete weight coating using compression coat mobile coating technology. The concrete coating system is designed to provide negative buoyancy and mechanical protection for pipelines in submarine and wet environments. Compression coat uses a side-wrap application process.

02/18/2009

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