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Aug 29, 2012, 02.47 PM IST
Essar Steel today announced that it has received two sizeable orders from Middle East and Africa for manufacturing of API (American Petroleum Institute) grade steel pipes worth Rs 400 crore.
The first order in Africa is for the construction of 4000 mt offshore line pipe application which will be used in a Chevron project. Customer from Middle East placed its second order with company for 45000 mt of 48 inch high grade coated pipes that are to be supplied in the coming quarter. This will facilitate the company in strengthening its position in the niche market segment worldwide.
Commenting on the recent order win, Mr. Dilip Oommen, MD & CEO, Essar Steel India said, “This is reflection of Essar Steel’s intergrated capability to produce world class pipes. To cater to the wide range of pipe products manufactured through various routes, our Pipe mill has full-fledged facilities for inspection and testing to ensure production of high quality pipes including sour service. Our aim is to become a preferred supplier of quality steel to all our customers, domestically and globally.”
Essar Steel’s pipe mill has the capability to manufacture 6,00,000 tonnes comprising 2,75,000mt per annum of API-grade HSAW (Helical Submerged Arc Welding) Line pipes, ranging from diameters 16” to 110”, thicknesses 6.4mm to 25.4mm in Grades through and up to X-80 and 3,25,000mt per annum of API-grade LSAW (Longitudinal Submerged Arc Welding) Line pipes, ranging from diameters 16” to 60”, thicknesses 6.4mm to 65mm in Grades through and up to X-80. The facility is an amalgamation of best-in-class technologies including tube mill, Welding technology, Inspection technology and is fully automated with the least manpower requirement with respect to the prevailing industry norms.
API grades of steel pipes require a fine grain structure for maximum impact resistance an important performance feature for line pipe applications, preventing any crack in the steel from propagating down the line. The company’s products has been accorded American Petroleum Institute (API) certification besides recent approvals from SHELL GLOBAL, ENI, SAIPEM, OCCIDENTAL-QATAR and ECOPETROL,PACIFIC RUBILAES in Columbia within the last ten months, paving its way to cement its position in the highly demanding oil and natural gas industry.
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