Award of a $4 million, 2-year line pipe coating contract has prompted British Steel Ramco Pipeline Services Ltd. (BSR), Hartlepool, U.K., to undertake a major upgrade at its coating plant.
The upgrade will enable BSR to extend its coating size range from 26-in. pipe to 48-in. pipe.
The company will coat 100 km of 30-42 in. pipe for a major expansion planned by Transco, the U.K. natural gas transmission company. The upgrade will integrate the internal and external-coating lines, says BSR.
Pipe for the Transco project is being supplied by British Steel through its subsidiary Tubular Supply Services Ltd. which has in turn let the coating contract to BSR, a joint venture of Ramco Energy plc, Aberdeen, and British Steel.
BSR's coating plant is at the steel mill and near Hartlepool Docks. (Photograph from Ramco Oil Services Ltd., Aberdeen.)