Severstal Supplies Large-diameter Pipes to the USA For the First Time
Severstal, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, one of the world's largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies, has completed its first ever delivery of large-diameter pipes (LDP) to the USA, an order of 2,350 tonnes.
Severstal’s high-quality LDP products are produced at the IzhoraPipe Mill, which is part of Severstal’s Russian Steel Division, to ASTM A252, Gr. 3 and have a diameter of 800,1 mm and a wall thickness of 19,05 mm.
The pipes were shipped from the port of St. Petersburg to Houston, Texas. Severstal produces pipes using its own rolled steel, produced at the Company's 5000-sheet rolling mill, which is located at the same industrial site as the Izhora Pipe Mill in the Kolpinsky district of St. Petersburg. The Company’s vertically integrated structure provides access to its own raw material base, as well as steelmaking and rolling mills, allowing Severstal to ensure the highest degree of product quality at each stage of the processing cycle, and provides flexibility in its interactions with customers.
Alexander Semenov, Sales Director for the Energy Sector at Severstal, commented:
"Following our successful experience exporting LDP to the USA, and taking into account the significant potential of this business area, we will continue to pursue opportunities in high-value export destinations. The global supply for pipes with these highly specific characteristics is extremely limited - we see strong potential to supply this category of LDP to a broader market - not just to the US, but to other destinations as well.”