Russian-Canadian Pipe Coating Facility in Arkhangelsk

January 12, 2010
The Canadian company Bredero Shaw and the Russian ArkhTekhnoProm have agreed to establish a pipe coating facility in Arkhangelsk. The plant will deliver pipes for the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta pipeline off the Yamal Peninsula.

The joint venture will form a company owned 75 percent by ArkhTekhnoProm and 25 percent by Bredero Shaw, web site reports.

Bredero Shaw will lease one of its proprietary mobile concrete coating plants to the joint venture company and will operate the plant under a four-year technical services agreement.

The joint venture’s first contract involves concrete weight coating a 122-cm pipe for the pipeline crossing of Baydaratskaya bay from the Yamal peninsula to Ukhta. The project is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2010.

The Arkhangelsk Commercial Port has both the capacity and space for a plant for concrete coating of pipes, General Director of Arkhangelsk Commercial Port Vladimir Titov told BarentsObserver in October. The plant will be the first of its type in North-Western Russia, and the leadership in the Arkhangelsk Commercial Port hopes that this will give Arkhangelsk advantages in the fight for Shtokman tenders.

Bredero Shaw is the global leader in the development and manufacture of pipe coating solutions for the oil, gas, and water industries, the company’s web site reads.

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