ArcelorMittal provides 310,000 tonnes of steel for gas pipeline to Europe
To enable the construction of one of the largest oil and gas pipelines in the world – the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) – ArcelorMittal is providing 310,000 tonnes of hot rolled coils from its production site in Bremen, Germany, more than one third of all the hot rolled coils needed for the TANAP project.
It is also the largest order ever placed with ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, by a company in the oil and gas industry.
TANAP is a 2000km natural gas pipeline that will cross Turkey, from the Shah-Deniz field in Azerbaijan to the European border, helping to secure the supply of energy to Europe.
Construction is expected to be complete by 2018, at a total cost of around USD 7 billion. Once complete, the new pipeline will be able to transport more than 16 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year.
Mr Stephane Tondo, chief marketing officer for packaging and energy pipes at ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, said that “We have provided steels for the global oil and gas pipeline industry for more than 30 years. ArcelorMittal has a proven track record in this field ensuring proximity to the customer and continuous technical support – in combination with the high quality products provided by our mill in Bremen.”
Mr Dietmar Ringel, CEO of ArcelorMittal Bremen, said that “This is an exciting and challenging project for us. Deliveries will start in 2015 and last for two years. It is the largest single order ever for Bremen – it shows our ability to supply the required high quality products, and to ensure punctual delivery. It also underlines ArcelorMittal`s commitment to Bremen.”