OMK’s Chelyabinsk Plant Supplies Pipe Fittings for West Qurna2
Russian pipe maker United Metallurgical Company OMK’s, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, Chelyabinsk plant has produced and shipped 52 taps for the Iraqi West Qurna-2 oil pipeline. Bends with a diameter of 24 inches (609.6 mm) were made with insulation, according to the requirements of the international standard ASME B16.49.
During production, the method of hot bending with high frequency currents was used. According to the customer's requirements, the pipes must be from the same batch of the manufacturer. To fulfil this order, the Chelyabinsk plant OMK used pipes produced by Vyksa plant in Nizhny Novgorod region. Such cooperation of OMK plants made it possible to guarantee the high quality of the final product.
The West Qurna-2 field, located in southern Iraq, 65 km northwest of the large port city of Basra, is one of the world's largest fields. The initial recoverable reserves of the field are about 14 billion barrels. Commercial oil production at the field has been going on since 2014.