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queretaro in MexicoJanuary 2013

Carpensalda collaborates with Saipem at Yard of Queretaro in Messico for the project: Gasolinas Limpias.

Types of activities: pipe-welding



saipem messicoGasolinas Limpias Project  is one of the last partnership between Saipem and the Mexican PEMEX, that is the fourth  oil company in the world.

The work entrusted to Carpensalda concerns welding steel pipe (Carbon Steel e Cr-Mo Steel P5) from 1/2 inch up to 48 inchs and a thickness from Sch.10 to Sch.160 by the following welding processes:

  • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding / solid wire);
  • GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding / Tig);
  • GTAW/SMAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding + Shielded metal Arc Welding / Tig + Electrode).


It was sent a team of Italian welders specialized in the processes listed above.

The works are being carried out at the laboratory SAIPEM of QUERETARO of about 200 Km from Mexico City at an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea level.

The expected duration of the work is 12 months.

And here are the first pictures directly from the site:


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In Mexico, Saipem on behalf of the Mexican oil company PEMEX, with whom he collaborated since the beginning of the eighties (at the time Snamprogetti, taken over then from Saipem in 2008) has created two plants producing urea of ​​Lazaro Cardenas and Ciudad Camargo, and a plant for desulfurize residues from heavy crude oil near the refinery in Tula. Furthermore, Saipem has made on behalf of Pemex some offshore platforms and has performed the laying of pipelines at sea as part of the field development supergiant Cantarell, in the Bay of Campeche. In 2007, again on behalf of Pemex, Saipem has completed the construction of the project Ku-Maloob-Zaap, which provided the transportation and installation of six platforms in the development of the offshore Ku-Maloob-Zaap in the Bay of Campeche. In March 2010, Saipem was awarded by the Mexican oil company PEMEX the EPC contract (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) for two desulphurisation units and two amine regeneration units to be built at two refineries owned by the customer.