TransCanada awards multimillion dollar subsea contract

TransCanada has awarded M2 Subsea a multimillion dollar contract to carry out pipeline span support installation on the Sur de Texas – Tuxpan Gas Pipeline.

The 800 km Sur de Texas – Tuxpan Gas Pipeline will transport 73.6 million m3/d natural gas through a 42 inch (1,069 mm) diameter pipeline running from offshore in the Gulf of Mexico at the border point near Brownsville, Texas and to Tuxpan, in the state of Veracruz.

It will supply natural gas to Mexican Government-owned Federal Electricity Commission power plants located in the States of Tamaulipas and Veracruz, as well as the Eastern, Central and Western regions of the country, and will also be interconnected with the Nueces – Brownsville Gas Pipeline.

M² Subsea will manage the project working closely with local partner Frontera Resources using the Mexican flagged multipurpose support vessel Tehuana, as well as installing grout supports along the southern leg of the pipeline to prevent stress during installation and hydrostatic testing.

“This is a significant milestone for M² Subsea and allows us to continue to gain further experience in the region,” M² Subsea CEO Mike Arnold said.

“This is our second project with Frontera in the Mexican sector and we’re looking forward to building our relationship through the delivery of safe, sustainable subsea work scopes.

“Local content is an integral part of our growth plan and we are extremely proud of the strong partnerships we have built with all of our suppliers in Mexico.

“Our company has continued to grow over the last 12 months and this contract is a testament to our team’s hard work and determination as we continue to expand our footprint globally.”

It is anticipated that the pipeline will be in-service in late 2018.

For more information visit the M² Subsea website.

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