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Metinvest has won tender for the supply of pipes for East – West gas pipeline

15 September 2011 // Press centre Metinvest Group

Metinvest, international vertically-integrated group of Companies, has won tender of Turkmengaz and will supply 150 ths. tons of pipes to be produced by Khartsyzsk Tube Works for the implementation of East-West project.

In August 2011 Metinvest has signed a contract for the supply of 150 ths. tons of pipe to be produced at KhTW with a diameter of 1420 mm, K60 strength class. Azovstal strips will be used for the pipe production. Under the Contract, Metinvest shall supply the above volume till midyear of 2012.

East-West Project plays a strategic role as it is considered by many experts as an inlet for NABUCCO gas pipeline, being an option for the creation of transportation route supplying natural gas from Central Asia to European countries.

Official ceremony for starting the construction of East-West gas pipeline took place in May 21, 2010. The line will be laid in the territory of Turkmenistan starting Shatlyk compressor station located near Dauletabad and South Yoloten fields extending to Belek compressor station on Caspian coast. Total length of the pipeline will be around 800 km, rated capacity – 30 bln. m3 per year. The pipeline construction is to be completed in June 2015 to full operational status.

“This contract is a start of cooperation.  Now we are discussing and approving the new lot of pipe for additional 158 km of the pipeline. Quality of our products, guaranteed dates of orders fulfillment as well as client-oriented policy makes us believe that this stage shall also be a success”, – said Dmitriy Nikolayenko, Head of Sales, Metinvest.

Editorial notice

PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY «KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT» is one of CIS largest enterprise manufacturing large diameter longitudinal seam SAW pipes (508-1422 mm in diameter) with corrosion-resistant exterior and interior or flow coating for oil and gas pipelines. Plant facilities allow producing more than 1.3 mln. t of pipes per year including 665 ths. t of coated pipes.
Integrated Management System ensuring stable high quality of the products to the customers is running at Khartsyzsk Tube Works. The System is based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001 and GOST R ISO 9001 standards. Products are certified according to API, EN Standards and in national system UkrSEPRO. KhTW is a part of Steel and Rolled Products Division, Metinvest Group.

Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies owning assets in each link of the production chain from iron ore and coal min-ing and coke production through to manufacture of semi-finished and finished steel products, pipe rolling and coils as well as other value-added products. Group consists of mining, iron and steel companies, located in Ukraine, Europe and USA and has a sale network covering all key world markets. The major shareholders of Metinvest are SCM Group (71,25 % ownership) and Smart-Holding (23,75 % ownership) partnering in Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.