ShawCor Ltd has completed the sale of its Socotherm division's joint venture interest in Socotherm Brasil, first announced in December 2013, to its joint venture partner, Tenaris. Socotherm Brasil operates a pipe coating facility which is managed by Tenaris and which is located at the Confab welded pipe mill in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil.
From the sale, ShawCor realized net proceeds of US$28.5 million, with a further payment of approximately US$1.2 million to be received later this year.
The sale of Socotherm's joint venture interest in Socotherm Brasil is consistent with ShawCor's strategy to focus its pipe coating investments on operations it manages and controls. Following the sale, ShawCor will continue to serve Tenaris' global pipe coating needs and the Brazilian pipe coating market from its global pipe coating plant network.