Cladtek has successfully installed and commissioned a new Mechanically Lined Pipe (MLP) Facility in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The plant was 100% designed, procured and installed by Cladtek, starting mid-March 2019 with the first production pipes beginning the first week of December 2019, equaling a total project execution time of eight and a half months.
The factory represents the first 100% Brazilian MLP Fabrication facility and was put in place to cater for the strong future demand for MLP in the Brazilian oil and gas sector. This strong demand is fueled by a long list of upcoming expansion projects at the same time as the domestic petroleum sector moves away from flexible lines towards rigid pipes.
The on time commissioning is a huge achievement for Cladtek and sets a precedent for future expansion projects around the globe. The fact that the first pipes were being produced under 12 months after the initial concept was decided upon highlights Cladtek’s versatility as a company and ability to adapt its business model to varied markets around the globe without the need for external resources.