TDC International Takes Part in Baltic Pipe Project
The Baltic Pipe Project is a strategic gas infrastructure project with the goal of creating a new gas supply corridor in the European market. It consists of 5 major components, comprising both onshore and offshore sections in Denmark and Poland.
TDC International (TDC) was first appointed in September 2019 by Energinet, the Danish gas and electricity transmissions system operator, to be the mechanical protection supplier in the onshore Denmark section of the project. Energinet specified a homogenous GRP mechanical protection system for both line pipe coating and field joint coating in their technical tender documents, particularly for all sections requiring trenchless installations. As part of the procurement structure on this project, Energinet requested that the steel pipe providers deliver fully coated pipes as their finished products, in accordance with the coating technical specifications. Hence, TDC cooperated and worked constructively with various steel pipe manufacturers tendering for the project. To date, TDC has coated over 7km of sizes DN 750, DN 900 and DN 1000 pipes with its 5 mm pau wrap® TL GRP system, in the factory. TDC has also gone on site to Denmark for the coating of the field joints with its pau wrap® FJC GRP system.