MRC Global has delivered 33,190 lengths of pipe for Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline, which is to be constructed between the towns of Tennant Creek in Australia’s Northern Territory and Mt Isa in the neighboring state of Queensland, Australia. The majority of the pipe had been DN300 x 6.4mm API 5L X70 PSL2 with about 5% of the total being 7.9mm heavy wall material. The pipe and induction bends were DFBE coated then lined with thin film liquid epoxy, and 1,648 meters of pipe has an additional concrete weight coating applied.
Together with Panyu Chu Kong Pipe Ltd (PCK) and Qube Energy Logistics, MRC Global devised and executed a thoroughly designed plan to produce the pipe at PCK’s mill in Lianyungang, China and then transport it in four shipments to Darwin, Australia.
During the production, at least one member of the MRC Global midstream projects team was present at PCK, overseeing the manufacturing, laboratory testing, production scheduling, logistics interface and all technical and commercial matters. In the end, the team was able to arrange for longer average pipe lengths, which can significantly reduce construction time and costs for the project overall.