Intertec to supply enclosures for offshore gas project

  • January 04, 2011
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January 4, 2011 — Intertec is supplying pre-assembled electrically heated instrumentation enclosures for the Deep Panuke offshore gas project. The contract was awarded to Intertec by the specialist offshore oil and gas engineering company Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (SBM).Intertec is supplying more than 160 of its Diabox 87 instrumentation enclosures, equipped with tubing, valves and process transmitters to SBM’s specification. Each enclosure is fitted with a CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved 100 watt Intertec Multitherm explosion-proof heater and sealed thermostat, factory preset to freeze protection up to 30 degrees Celsius. The enclosures are constructed from glassfiber reinforced polyester (GRP), and are insulated internally with polyurethane foam to minimize heat loss. The GRP material that Intertec uses for the outer shells of this enclosure style offers superb strength, weight and corrosion resistance advantages for the harsh operating conditions that will be encountered in this offshore project off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.According to Patrick Van Winckel, Intertec’s Project Coordinator in Germany, “SBM chose Intertec as an enclosure supplier primarily on technical merit and our flexibility in producing custom products. However, another important factor is Intertec’s ability to operate globally – this particular project calls for extensive international business collaboration.” All negotiations were handled by SBM’s engineering office and Intertec’s sales personnel in Malaysia, with reference to SBM’s engineering offices in Monaco, France and Intertec’s offices in Sarnia, Ontario. At SBM’s request, Intertec will produce and integrate the enclosures at its facilities in Neustadt, Germany, in order that they can be equipped with process transmitters produced by a German supplier. Prior to shipment of the units to the platform manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates, the units will be CSA certified in Germany.The Deep Panuke offshore gas field is located in the Atlantic, approximately 250 km southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. About Single Buoy Moorings Inc.Single Buoy Moorings Inc (SBM), with its head office in Switzerland and its operating offices in Monaco, is the largest member of the SBM Offshore Group of companies. Its product line is the supply of facilities and services for the development and production of offshore oil and gas fields as well as the systems relevant to the mooring technology at large. SBM also owns and operates the Company's lease units. The SBM Monaco office provides engineering, project management and fleet operations and coordinates product technology development, marketing and project execution of the Group’s activities. The organization also includes the business units SBM Production Contractors for operation of the lease fleet, SBM Offshore Services for after sales services and offshore contracting and SBM Gas & Power for offshore technology applications in the LPG and LNG industry. Learn More

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