The announcement made by ShawCor Ltd. about the award, to its pipe coating division Bredero Shaw, of the contract for the concrete weight coating of Line 1 of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline (148km – 32”) has been a surprise.
Our Company bid for the same project offering a tighter time scheduling and, above all, a bid value lower of about US$10 million.
EUROPIPE GmBH, which signed the contract for the supply of the steel pipes for the construction of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline, availed of our active cooperation in the preparation of the technical and commercial proposal to be submitted to the SSTTBV Consortium, (where ENI holds a 20% stake). Nevertheless and inexplicably, the German Company prefer to award a solution technically analogous and more expensive of 20%.
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RIVECO GENERALSIDER S.p.A. has over 50 years of experience making steel pipes. It is expression, and natural evolution as well, of the expertise gathered by the two former companies operating in the steel pipes & anti-corrosion coating field: General Sider Italiana S.p.a. and Riveco Rivestimenti Condotte S.p.a. The Group, over almost half a century, has become a leading Italian industrial Group specialized in the supply of products and services to the companies of the energy and infrastructure industries, with an extensive know-how in the field of the off-shore pipelines being one of the main companies in Europe to perform the concrete overweighting. The understanding of our customer's needs, application and markets and the comprehensive production range have proven our strength, that enables our customers to trust our Group as their resource for steel pipeline.
The production is carried out in two different industrial sites: the former based in Chieti Scalo and the latter in Larino, with a combined extension of 96.000 sq. mt. of production buildings and offices and more than 540.000 sq. mt. of stocking yards.
The Chieti production unit manufactures:
- Longitudinally welded (ER HFI W) carbon steel pipes for both distribution and transport of fluids such as crude oil, gas, water, oxygen etc. at low, medium and high pressure, in the range from 3" (88.9 mm) through 16" (406.4 mm.) and in compliance with the most relevant International Standards: EN – API – ISO – UNI – BS – DIN – ASTM – AF. The production capacity exceeds 100.000 tons of pipes;
- Extruded High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes in PE 80 and PE 100 for methane and water distribution, with a production ranging from Ø 20 mm to Ø 400 mm and pressures ranging from PN 6 to PN 25 according to UNI EN 1555, UNI EN 12201, UNI ISO 4437 with an yearly output of 5.000 tons. The Company is granted a Product Certification registration;
- Pre-insulated pipes for district heating/cooling systems and transport of hot fuels for energy production. The combination of producing steel and HDPE pipes conveying fluids, HDPE pipes for the sleeves and the foaming equipments makes Riveco General Sider the only fully integrated producer of pre-insulated pipes in the European market;
- Asphalt coating and lining of bare pipes and bell spigotting of pipe ends;
- Glass fibre fabrics which are used as a mechanical reinforcement for Asphalt and Coaltar coatings, rock-shield protection and as anti-shearing enhancement for gloss surface coatings (such as F.B.E. or paints) prior to Concrete overweighting. The Company provides full service being able to distribute also glass fibre felt.
The Larino production unit manufactures:
- All kind of modern anticorrosion coatings and linings for pipes up to 64” diameter, plus other productions such as concrete overweighting and sacrificial anodes applications for offshore pipelines, rock-shield mechanical protections, polyurethane foam insulation for district heating/cooling projects and related services. The production lines are independent from each other and the different production departments can operate in a complete logistic autonomy.
The Company’s Quality Assurance System is certified according to the international standards UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 and API 5L Spec. Q1 and in addition to these the company has acquired the following certifications: API Spec.5L, TÜV AD 2000-HP 0 and TÜV AD 2000-W0/TRD100 and the IIP certification on the product n° 338.