Bredero Shaw offers end-to-end anti-corrosion and flow assurance coating solutions by designing and applying a wide range of factory coatings complemented by high performance field joint coating systems. More than 400,000 km of pipelines around the world are protected by our coating solutions. We have coated both onshore and offshore pipelines in every type of location, environment and installation conditions.
Onshore gathering, transmission and distribution pipelines are getting larger as new oil and gas fields are discovered and developed farther from final consumption markets. Onshore pipelines cross a variety of environments, many of them challenging or even extreme—deserts, permafrost regions, mountains. Pipelines being built in these types of environments require anti-corrosion and mechanical protection.
Offshore pipelines are growing in number and length as more and more oil and gas is sourced from offshore fields. These pipelines are also going deeper and have increasingly high operating temperatures. Therefore, they need anti-corrosion protection, buoyancy control, as well as mechanical protection in shallow water and long-term thermal insulation in deep water.
As conventional fossil fuel resources become more difficult and expensive to extract, the industry is increasingly focusing on unconventional resources such as the oil sands. Oil sands pipelines require anti-corrosion protection and highly specialized solutions, such as external thermal insulation or internal protection against abrasion.