comprehensive coating solutionS

Tenaris provides pipes with different coating solutions in compliance with the most rigorous international standards for both onshore and offshore oil and gas projects. Tenaris coating and line pipe packages can be used in ultra-deep waters and other demanding applications.

In addition to our own coating plants, we work in alliance with worldwide coating manufacturing companies, and therefore we are able to provide a variety of coatings such as:

Our capabilities also include the application of coating on Double Joint length pipes and customized coating for tubular accessories such as bends and buckle arrestors. We also provide coating accessories such as field joints.

A new chapter for coating solutions in West Africa

Over the past 10 years Tenaris has supplied tubular packages for onshore and offshore line pipe projects in Nigeria, participating in the most demanding developments to date such as Usan, Akpo, Bonga, Gbaran and Erha.

Tenaris is now prepared to offer a complete line pipe and coating package solution made in Nigeria, to serve customers operating in complex projects throughout West Africa.

The company reached an agreement with Prime Investment & Corporate Services Ltd to acquire a 40% stake in Pipe Coaters Nigeria (PCN), the most important Nigerian coating manufacturer, which is located in the Onne Free Zone. This partnership combines Tenaris’s industrial know-how and technical capabilities with PCN’s proven expertise and coating presence in the region.

Through this acquisition, Tenaris is able to provide the following coating services with Nigerian local content :

  • External anticorrosion coating: FBE, 3PE and 3PP for pipe with diameters up to 42”
  • Internal  line pipe coating
  • Negative buoyancy concrete weight coating 
  • External multi-layer polymer-based insulated coating 5LPPSynt 
  • Sacrificial bracelet anode installation
  • Welding Services (Double, Triple & Quad Joints)

experience with coating solutions

Tenaris has a proven track record of producing coating solutions for customers, including some of the deepest projects such as:

Gulf of Mexico
Chinook & Cascade
Thunder Horse

West Africa
Greater Plutonio

A complete range of additional services

Our approach goes beyond the supply of coated pipe as we offer our customers a complete range of additional services, including:

  • Customer project manager:  we provide a dedicated Customer Project Manager to serve as a single point of contact and coordination for the project order from the moment it is placed until it is delivered at its final destination
  • Tenaris supervision and control: all activity is carried out under the supervision and control of specialized personnel who supervise the handling and manufacturing of the pipe during the coating process
  • Excellent delivery times:  the close proximity of coating facilities to our manufacturing mills means near-simultaneous pipe manufacturing and coating with minimal overall materials handling
  • Quality control:  Tenaris quality assurance, both during and after pipe coating, is performed using visual controls, as well as destructive and non-destructive testing. Tests are completed on-line or in the laboratory, depending on the type of control or test to be performed.

All controls and tests are performed in accordance with a specific quality plan issued for each order. Also, all equipment used to perform the tests is controlled according to Tenaris's instrument calibration system.

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