Completion of Deep Water Pipeline Equipment in the Gulf of Mexico

NewIndustries12-4-13 copyNew Industries, Inc. recently completed fabrication, inspection and testing of in-line valve (ILV) and sled (ILS) structures for a large diameter deep water pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico.

“On this project, we completed 48 welds which included 16 welds on the ILV structures and 32 welds on the ILS structures. The materials that were welded included ASTM A707, ASTM F65, and API 5L X65 material. Additionally, the piping ranged from 20″ OD to 25.494″ OD with wall thickness ranging from 1.30″ to 1.969,” stated Chad Paradee, New Industries’ Project Manager. “This project was successful due to great teamwork from all parties involved including New Industries, the installation contactor, and the end user.”

Structural fabrication included cradles, yokes, support frames, and lifting devices for both the ILV and ILS structures. Pressure containing piping was completed with GTAW, FCAW, SAW, and GMAW processes.

FAT activities included hydrostatic testing and gauging. New Industries also completed EFAT activities to stimulate installation on the deepwater vessel.

“This project is the first of three jobs for the deep water Gulf of Mexico for one of the world’s largest pipeline installation contractors.” stated company President, Bill New. “I am especially proud of the outstanding quality and safety performance of our employees and subcontractors on this challenging project.”

Founded in 1986, New Industries, Inc. is a Morgan City, Louisiana based specialty steel fabricator serving the offshore oil and gas and marine industries. The company specializes in large diameter ASME pressure vessels; subsea production hardware such as suction piles, jumpers, PLETs, PLEMs, and manifolds; and DNV type-approved portable buildings including blast resistant design and pressurization for hazardous locations. For more information on New Industries, Inc., please visit the company website or call 985-385-6789.

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