Russia: steel pipes market to grow in 2017

According to Sergey Alekseyev, the TMK marketing director, steel pipes consumption (except for large diameter pipes) will grow in Russia in 2017 by 8% YoY.

TMK retains its positions of the leading world manufacturer of pipes with 2798 thousand tons of pipes produced in January-September. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: LDP demand falling

TMK and ChTPZ, accounting for some 45% of Russian large diameter pipes manufacture, decreased local sales because of Gazprom lowering its purchases. In H1 TMK increased earnings by 11% YoY, to $1.54 billion, yet the seamless pipes increase was chiefly countered by the considerable drop in revenue from the sales of welded pipes. In particular,…

Russia: MEGA-stal opens new LDP shop

MEGA-stal (Moscow region) has completed the manufacture modernization.

Now the company operates a new shop to produce electric welded pipes without the circular seam according to GOST 20295×85.

The pipes are manufactured in the 630-1020 mm diameter. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Splav to supply pipe valves to Surgutneftegaz

The Splav Corporation has received an order for pipe vales from a major Russian oil extractor and processor – Surgutneftegaz.

According to the agreement, in autumn the corporation will start supplying 1200 gland type globe valves to Kirishnefteorgsintez for the construction of the complex of pump petrol and diesel fuel. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Globus-Stal starts producing stainless pipes

Globus-Stal has put into operation a new manufacturing line to produce electric-welded pipes of stainless steel.

The company has already made its first order – the 6-meters long pipe with 16 mm diameter and 1 mm wall thickness.

Globus-Stal is able to produce 16-60.3 mm diameter pipes with wall thickness of 0.4-3 mm. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: demand for Copper Pipes Works products growing

In Q2 the demand for the Copper Pipe Works products increased by 25% YoY.

So far the company has orders up until October.

The company products are in demand not only in Russia, but abroad as well. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: half of pipes for Nord Stream-2 produced

Metal companies have produced a half of pipes for the Nord Stream-2 pipeline.

Now the pipes are being covered with concrete.

According to the contract Russian companies will produce 1.3 million tons of pipes, or 60% of the total volume. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Profil-Akras results for May 2017

In May Profil-Akras produced 15.6 thousand tons of pipes and sold 17 thousand tons, with 2.2 thousand tons exported.

The Pipe Works “Profil-Akras” named after Makarov specializes in the manufacture of electric-welded pipes for water and gas pipelines and heating systems. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: stainless pipes imports down in 2016

In 2016 the share of stainless steel imports decreased to 40.3% from the record of 86.5% in 2007, while the seamless stainless pipes imports dropped to 33.5% from its highest in 2010 (63.8%). According to the Pipe industry development fund director Igor Malyshev, the decrease of imports resulted in the creation of pipe capacities in…

Russia: GPTI to produce seamless pipes

Gazpromtrubinvest intends to enter the new segments of the market, where the pipes, which cannot be welded, are used. Thus the company will build a seamless pipe manufacture. A three-roll technology will be used to reach the precision of the welded products. After the construction is complete, GPTI will have a unique manufacturing complex to…

Russia: Trubprom developing stainless LDP manufacture

In 2016 Trubprom started developing new manufacture – large diameter pipes of stainless steel.

According to the company director Ilya Vorontsov, last year Trubprom received trial orders, and this year it has many more.

The company has also modernized the mill, having increased the range of products. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ferrum to increase pipe range

Ferrum has received the new pipe-welding mill. The mill produces thin-walled cold-rolled pipes with 0.5-1.6 mm wall thickness. This will be a unique product for Novosibirsk region. The mill will be put into operation in late May. Ferrum started producing electric-welded pipes in 2015. It has 3 mills with the total capacity of 15 thousand…

Russia: Trubodetal passes Gazprom audit

Trubodetal, a part of OMK, has passed an inspection audit of its quality management system according to Gazprom 9001-2012 standard. The commission checked the quality management system efficiency, evaluated the operation of inner auditors as well as the results of the corrective measures following the previous check in March 2016. “We regularly improve our business-processes,…