CHICAGO MesoCoat Inc. expects its pipe-coating facility in Euclid, Ohio, to be operational in January.
Once scale-up demonstration, qualification and certification is complete, the company expects to introduce its products to the market by mid-2013, according to MesoCoat parent company Abakan Inc., Miami.
MesoCoat will gradually ramp up production for qualification and smaller initial orders. One line from the facility is ultimately expected to produce $60 million of clad pipe per year, Abakan said.
The facility will soon be ready to carry out its primary mission of large-scale demonstration, MesoCoat president Andrew Sherman said in a statement.
The Euclid facility is expected to meet high demand for corrosion-resistant clad pipe, which Abakan said is necessary in an oil and gas market characterized by more difficult conditions.
Im completely confident our efforts will soon be rewarded with product qualification and approved supplier status with our Fortune 50 oil and gas partners, Abakan chief executive officer Robert Miller said in the statement.
MesoCoat broke ground on the Euclid plant last year (amm.com, April 6, 2011