Texas continues its frenzied activity of chemicals, energy and cathodic protection of pipelines. Dow Chemical Company announced this week a full service chemical pipeline from the Houston area to East Texas. Wood Group Mustang will provide construction and support services for this project.
The pipeline runs from Freeport and Mt. Belvieu, Texas. Asset management and maintenance of the pipeline will be a requirement. Some of those regulations include pipeline cathodic protection for almost 140 miles between the Dow Texas facilities.
The pipelines and station upgrades are part of Dow Chemical’s expansion of its ethylene unit. Dow’s recently announced a detailed plan to capitalize on booming supplies of shale gas in North America.
This contract includes a wide spectrum of field services, construction management and engineering (including Cathodic Protection). Wood Group Mustang has provided similar services for Dow Chemical on previous projects. The project will be overseen through its Houston and Angleton, Texas offices. The project is estimated to reach completion in 2016.
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Dow Chemical has recently started a turnaround in its Texas operations. This is exciting for both Dow and the related service industries. As Dow ramps up its chemical and ethylene operations, services such as cathodic protection for pipelines will also see a lift. In short, this investment will build more than a pipeline. The communities and local economies around this pipeline are sure to see a boost from Dow, Wood Group Mustang and their contractors.
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