Tenaris Delivers Line Pipe to Ecuadorian Jungle in 56 days
Tenaris has executed multimodal logistics to move 2,256 tons of line pipe from Italy to Ecuador. For customer Petroamazonas operations in eastern Ecuador, Tenaris moved 852 numbers of 24 inch seamless pipes across oceans, through rivers and on land. Tenaris took those 40 weeks to produce and coat the line pipe while planning the shipments. The pipes were sent from Dalmine in Italy to Houston in Texas and later shipped to Guayaquil in Ecuador, a journey that took 45 days and covered nearly 12,000 kilometers. Once the line pipe arrived in Guayaquil, internal transport logistics were deployed, which consisted mainly of land transportation to Puerto Providencia. The pipes then went through the Napo River by barges loaded with four to six trucks each to the Tiputini Process Center. The first group of pipes were dispatched and arrived in May with final delivery projected end of June.
The order, manufactured at Tenaris’s mill in Dalmine in Italy will be used in a multiphase flow pipeline project in the largest oil reserve in the country. Petroamazonas chose Tenaris for the supply of line pipe for the quality of its products and the company’s logistics solutions, guaranteeing delivery, in 40 weeks’ time, to the required location.