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Intertec wins substantial Canadian offshore contract

06 January 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 glassfibre reinforced polyester (GRP), and are insulated internally with polyurethane foam to minimise 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.


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