World’s Second Largest Natural Gas Plant Gains Anticorrosion Coatings Supplier

The new Amur Gas Processing Plant in Siberia that will use Greenkote anticorrosion coatings. Photo courtesy of Greenkote/PR Newswire.

The Chinese licensee for the U.S.-based anticorrosion metal coatings manufacturer Greenkote PLC (Brook Park, Ohio, USA) won a contract to supply 1,200 tons (1,088 metric tons) of coated hex bolts for the new Amur Gas Processing Plant (AGPP) (Svobodny, Russia).

The AGPP is slated to become the world’s second largest natural gas processing facility in the world, with an ability to process 42 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The plant, serving as an essential link in the process chain of natural gas supplies to China, will have six production trains, with the first two scheduled for a commissioning in 2021.

Greenkote’s Chinese licensee, Shanghai Premier Tension Control Bolts Co., Ltd. (SHTCB) (Shanghai, China), bested six other coatings competitors to win the coveted contract. Established in 2016, SHTCB has a full coating line with a capacity of 300 tons (272 metric tons) of parts per month. SHTCB is a joint venture of Tension Control Bolts Ltd. (Wrexham, United Kingdom), Shanghai High Strength Bolts Plant Ltd. (Shanghai, China), and Shanghai Yan Yan Trading (Shanghai, China).

According to Greenkote CEO Mark Gore, SHTCB was able to meet the high coatings standards needed to withstand the extreme Siberian environment in which AGPP is located. “The customer required unusually thick coatings as well as the need to pass 1,000-hour salt spray testing,” Gore said.

Yan Wei, vice general manager of SHTCB and general coordinator of the AGPP project, said that his company will provide a range of Greenkote-coated Grade 8.8 and Grade 10.9 hexagon bolt assemblies, 0.6 inn (16 mm) to (1.1 in) 30 mm in diameter. "Our bolts are being used as fasteners for the steel structures throughout the AGPP facility. Deliveries began in October of 2018 and will continue until June of 2019,” Yan said.

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