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Aegion subsidiary chosen for Shell Appomattox project.

Shell Offshore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, selected Aegion's subsidiary, The Bayou Companies to provide pipe coating and insulation for the upcoming Appomattox development located in the Gulf of Mexico, which is on schedule to begin in the fall of 2016.

Aegion is in collaboration with Materia to supply Materia's Proxima HTI-1400 subsea insulation system for the project. The newly developed thermosetting cross-linked hydrocarbon polymer system provides a robust thermal barrier between flowlines and seawater. The insulation system is a stable incompressible solid in deep water environments that involve depths of more than 10,000 feet. Materia completed the first phase of the required expansion of its Huntsville, TX, facility to produce the new thermal insulation material and is proceeding with the commissioning process.

Bayou's New Iberia, LA, location is currently working on the construction of a state-of-the-art insulation coating facility designed for the Appomattox project, where Bayou will provide pipe coating and ancillary services. In partnership with Materia and Shell, Bayou Wasco--a joint venture between Aegion and Wasco Energy--has developed the proprietary ACS HT-200 pipe insulation coating application process. In April 2016, Bayou was receiving specialized equipment for the insulation application as construction on the new facility continued, set for completion summer 2016. The insulation application production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The Shell Appomattox oil reserve is located approximately 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana at a depth of approximately 7,200 feet. The pipe coating and insulation project, which includes more than 200 miles of production flowlines and transmission pipelines, has an expected completion timeline of 12 to 18 months after the commencement of pipe coating and insulation application. 636-530-8000,


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Date:Jun 1, 2016
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