Leading operator champions high strength pipe design

A global energy giant has signed an agreement for the design and production of high strength large diameter pipes.

At a meeting in Moscow, Russia, Gazprom Management Committee Chair Alexey Miller and Severstal Board of Directors Chair Alexey Mordashov signed a technology roadmap to launch the production of large diameter pipes in an increased K80 strength class.

The pipes will be able to withstand pressures of up to 14.8 MPa – a world record for onshore gas pipelines – and will help cut the costs of gas pipeline construction and operation through reducing metal consumption and building fewer compressor stations, among other things.

Severstal will be the first company in Russia to design and start producing electric-welded longitudinal steel large diameter pipes and fittings for Gazprom’s needs.

It is anticipated that this will be achieved by 2023.

For more information visit the Gazprom website.

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