PPG Delivers Pipe Coatings in South Africa

MarineLink.com
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Coatings specialist says it draws on local production network and highly experienced team to deliver high specification products for local utility project.



PPG Protective and Marine Coatings announced completion of a major project for Africa Pipe Industries, supplying internal and external coatings on a 46km, 2.1m diameter pipeline installed for South African utility Rand Water.
 


PPG supplied SIGMALINE 523 as an internal lining and SIGMALINE 855 as an external coating on the pipe installed at Sasolburg in the Free State region. Together, the coatings deliver high performance protection of both surfaces against corrosion and contamination of the pipeline content.
 


The continued demand for resource infrastructure in South Africa has seen Africa Pipe Industries play a significant role in the roll-out of new bulk water services in South Africa as well as providing oil and gas piping. PPG has built up more than 60 years’ experience and continuous investment in Africa, demonstrating a long term commitment to customers across the continent.



Marius Rademeyer, Market Manager, PPG Protective & Marine Coatings, said: “This project required PPG to provide corrosion and bacterial protection to international standards and very specific customer demands. SIGMALINE products have short manufacturing cycles due to quick curing times and the key advantage of single coat application properties.”



For the pipeline’s external coating, SIGMALINE 855 offers excellent corrosion and water resistance and a superior aesthetic finish. The coating’s excellent abrasion and impact resistance protected against minor damage during handling, transporting and installation with UV protection whilst awaiting installation onsite.
 


Approved and certified for potable drinking water to the BS 6920 2 standard, SIGMALINE 523 was applied as the internal lining. Resistant against bacterial growth, fast-curing and able to be applied to rotating pipes, the coating offers easy application on field joints after installation welding.



PPG operates a network of offices, manufacturing and warehouse locations across Africa, enabling the company to service customer demands directly throughout the continent. Production sites are situated in strategic locations with the capacity to produce and deliver products on time to customers in Africa and the wider region.
 


Rademeyer added, “PPG’s renowned operational infrastructure and worldwide capability are key assets for customers in Africa that need a fully-resourced and dependable global partner. In growth sectors, such as utilities, onshore and offshore oil and gas industries, PPG offers the complete range of support functions, with experienced teams in commercial, logistics, customer and technical services to ensure all projects are managed with utmost efficiency.”

 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

AEU Presents Safety Awards

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) presented its 2014 Safety Awards at the annual American Longshore Mutual Association, Ltd. (ALMA) Conference on July 19, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Hapag-Lloyd Names Haeser Next CCO

Container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd AG’s supervisory board has appointed Thorsten Haeser as a new executive board member in charge of Hapag-Lloyd’s global sales

MARAD to Host Meeting on Proposed Delfin LNG License

MARAD Announces Public Scoping Meetings for Proposed Delfin Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port Export Facility.   On July 29, the Maritime Administration

Contracts

UK Navy Chooses Effer Crane Again

Cranes manufacturer Effer informs its marine crane has recently been installed aboard the U.K. Royal Navy’s patrol vessel HMS Mersey.   The new 5s 275M crane,

Fire-stricken Icebreaker Overhauled

SENER concludes the Almirante Irizar icebreaker engineering works for re-outfit and overhaul   SENER reports it has completed the engineering works relating to

Diana to Acquire Two Post-Panamax Containerships

Diana Containerships Inc. announced that yesterday it signed, through two separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, two Memoranda of Agreement to purchase from an unaffiliated

Energy

Shell Moves Ahead in Arctic with Exploratory Well

Shell Oil's controversial icebreaker MSV Fennica weaved through nine remaining protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge and made its way toward the Pacific Ocean.

US Senate Energy Panel Votes to Lift Oil Export Ban

The U.S. Senate Energy Committee on Thursday passed a bill that would lift a decades-old ban on the export of crude oil.   The 22-member panel passed the bill

Activists Block Shell's Arctic Drilling Quest

Greenpeace protestors dangling from a bridge on Thursday in Portland, Oregon, halted an icebreaker that Royal Dutch Shell needs in northern Alaska before it can

News

SSE Rolls Out Two Shipping Indices

Shanghai Shipping Exchange launched on Wednesday the "Belt and Road" shipping indices, tracking trade data and shipping freight rates under the initiatives of

Shanghai 6th Best Shipping Center Globally

Shanghai has moved up the rankings of the world’s top shipping centers to sixth place, surpassing Dubai thanks to Free Trade Zone regulations and the Belt and Road Initiative,

China Cosco Guides H1 Profits at $306mln

China Cosco Holdings, the flagship unit of Cosco Group, is expecting a net profit of Yuan1.9bn ($306m) for the first half, against the Yuan2.3bn loss during the same period last year.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1804 sec (6 req/sec)