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Denso Protection for Scottish Harbour Pipework

Buried Coatings

Project Data

LocationScrabster Harbour, Scotland
ContractorR J McLeod
ProductsDenso™ Tape , Denso PVC Self-Adhesive Tape™, Denso Primer D™ , Densoclad 50™ Tape
DateJuly 2013

Project Details

R J McLeod completed a £16.93M contract in 2013, to replace the existing quay at Scrabster Harbour in the north of Scotland to provide a multi-function quay serving the oil, gas, renewables and fishing industries. Several Denso protective tapes were used in total on the project.

The works included demolition of the existing quay, sea based dredging and installation of steel piled quay faces, pontoons and hard standings. The services provided on the new quay include fuel import/export lines, drainage, lighting, CCTV and communication lines.

As part of the contract JGC Engineering of Thurso supplied some 4km of pipe for the import/export lines. Twelve pipelines are grouped together in a buried duct leading to the import/export take-off area. All pipes in this section were protected with Denso Primer D followed by machine wrapped Densoclad 50 Tape prior to being buried.

Densoclad 50 Tape is a medium-duty tape for small and medium diameter pipes, welded joints, bends and fittings.

The tape’s PVC backing provides excellent resistance to damage and the tape is suitable for hand or machine application.

The scheme also involved the use of tie bars for the steel piles quay faces which were supplied by Macalloy Bar and Cable Systems. For this application, Macalloy wrapped the tie bars with Denso Tape and Denso PVC Self-Adhesive Tape prior to installation on site.