New Industries, Inc. announced on Monday, March 17th, the completed fabrication, inspection, coating, testing, delivery, and installation of the 173-ton Big Foot Intermediate Manifold. This manifold has been installed at the Green Canyon 597 location in a water depth of approximately 4,200 ft. for Enbridge Offshore Facilities, LLC.
"The manifold consists of four 20 inch subsea connector assemblies and three 20 inch subsea valve assemblies as well as additional small-bore piping. Two of the 20 inch hubs will be used in the near future for connecting the 20 inch PLET (pipe line end termination) at the Big Foot Export Lateral Pipeline to an existing tie-in on the Amberjack Tahiti pipeline," stated New Industries' Project Manager Chad Paradee.
Specific testing activities for the manifold included gauging of all four primary piping assemblies and corresponding hubs, hydrostatic pressure testing, continuity verification between all anodes and the structural assembly, and weight and center-of-gravity measurements.
Bill New, President of New Industries, noted that "The Big Foot Intermediate Manifold was the first manifold of this size and complexity that New Industries, Inc. has fabricated. All of our personnel worked diligently to ensure the fabrication was completed correctly and in time for meeting the offshore installation schedule.
Founded in 1986, New Industries, Inc. is a Morgan City, Louisiana based specialty steel fabricator serving the offshore oil and gas and marine industries. The company specializes in large diameter ASME pressure vessels; subsea production hardware such as suction piles, jumpers, PLETs, PLEMs, and manifolds; and DNV type-approved portable buildings including blast resistant design and pressurization for hazardous locations. For more information on New Industries, Inc., please visit the company website www.newindustries.com or call 985-385-6789.