UNITED KINGDOM June 22 2016 4:29 PM
LONDON (Scrap Register): Steelmaking giant ArcelorMittal has delivered more than 75,000 tons of hot-rolled coils for the construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).
The steel coils for the project are being produced at ArcelorMittal Bremen (Germany) and then shipped to the group’s partner Corinth Pipeworks in Greece, where the pipes are being produced. Deliveries of the hot rolled coils began in late 2015 and will continue until 1Q17.
ArcelorMittal Bremen was selected to produce the HRC because of the mill’s longstanding experience in pipeline steels. The pipes used on the TAP lines have wall thicknesses of 18mm. The steel used is an X70, high-end grade for pipeline applications.
“We have provided steels for the global oil and gas pipeline industry for more than 30 years. ArcelorMittal has a proven track record in this field, ensuring proximity to the customer and continuous technical support - in combination with the high quality products provided by our mill in Bremen. ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products is proud to be a part of this vital strategic project which is creating value for local communities as well as securing Europe’s future energy supply," said Stéphane Tondo, Chief Marketing Officer in charge of packaging and oil and gas at ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products.