Gasoducto Sur Peruano Pipeline (GSP) Project
When superior pipeline protection was needed for one of Peru’s most significant natural gas transportation projects, we delivered a solution for the long term.
Estimated to increase Peru’s GDP by 1.0 to 2.5 percentage points, the Gasoducto Sur Peruano pipeline (GSP) represents one of the country’s most significant economic projects. Expected to come online in 2017, the 1,150 km–long pipeline will begin in Cusco and end on Moquegua’s southern coast, connecting production from the prolific Camisea gas fields in central Peru with the country’s southern regions. But challenges stemming from tough terrain and a lack of a trained local workforce have caused concerns about construction efficiency and impacts to the asset’s future pipeline performance. So, the Gasoductu Sur Peruano consortium selected the Shawcor Pipeline Performance group to help drive solutions.
To protect the girth weld joints of about 650 km of the GSP pipeline with ODs of 32", 24" and 14", we chose our Canusa-CPS GTS-65™ three-layer transmission sleeve system. With the system’s advanced adhesive technology, lower preheat temperatures are required to attain true adhesive wet-out and superior bonding to the pipe’s surface coating—making installations more efficient, even in challenging terrains, while still providing excellent resistance to cathodic disbondment and corrosion.
To ensure the appropriate installation of the sleeve system, the Shawcor team provided extensive training and resources to installation crews, guaranteeing our recommended application standards will be met for the duration of the project in the high inclination terrain. Our training efforts have been particularly beneficial to the client as, following the completion of the Transportada de gas del Peru (TGP) pipeline in 2004, Peru’s last major pipeline project, many people who worked on it left the country in search of work where demand for their skills was greater. As a result, much of the local workforce has required both initial and ongoing training.
With Shawcor’s GTS-65™ three-layer transmission sleeve system and training resources provided to local crews, we are not only helping to increase installation efficiency for the GSP pipeline project, but also ensuring its future pipeline performance with the long-term protection of its girth weld joints.