Russian steelmaker Severstal supplied 15,800t (14,334mt) of large diameter pipes (LDP) with epoxy coating through its Izhora Pipe Mill (ITZ) in H1 2021.
These pipes were shipped for the implementation of the Arctic LNG 2 project by Novatek and will be used as piles, Severstal noted in a statement on Wednesday. The special type of epoxy coating with a 550-micron thickness was applied to pipes instead of liquid pain, to enable packing and shipping in less time.
Severstal also completed its first delivery of LDPs with three external layers of polyethylene coating to Greece from ITZ. These LDP were produced at the mill and directly delivered by truck to its customer in Greece. The company has also been supplying LDP to many European countries like Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, and the Netherlands. Severstal added that it intends to develop its position further in the European market.
At the beginning of August, Severstal announced the completion of full-scale testing of new generation LDPs for use in the main gas pipelines. The new pipe products were developed as a part of Severstal and Gazprom’s 2019-2022 Scientific and Technical Cooperation Program, it said in a statement.
Additionally, the company also announced that it plans to expand its grinding ball product line in the Central Asian market and has started operations of a new ball rolling mill No.3 (SHPS-3) at its Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant.
With the new SHPS-3, the company produced grinding balls with 80-100mm diameter that can be used in the production of a wide range of products, it indicated. The company confirmed that during its operation the new equipment can produce 20,000 grinding balls, which also helped in amping up the production in its longs and tube sections.