PAO Severstal, one of the world's largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies, has delivered large diameter pipes (LDP) to Brazil for the first time. Also, for the first time, large-diameter pipes will be used for an LNG project implemented abroad. The pipes will be used for the construction of Barcarea LNG.
LDP with a diameter of 508 mm, a wall thickness of 12.7 mm and a length of 11.5 - 11.8 m were manufactured according to API 5L PSL2 standard from steel of strength category X65M at the Izhora Pipe Plant ( ITZ, part of the Severstal Russianstal division of PJSC Severstal), located at a production site in the Kolpinsky district of St. Petersburg. Additional requirements for offshore pipelines were applied to this order, which were successfully fulfilled by the ITZ.
For the production of pipes, Severstal uses its own rolled metal, which is produced by the company's 5000 sheet rolling mill, located at the same industrial site with the ITZ in the Kolpinsky district of St. Petersburg. The availability of its own raw material base, steelmaking and rolling production allows Severstal to control the quality of products at each processing stage and provides flexibility in interaction with consumers.
LDP was delivered to Brazil through the port of St. Petersburg to the port of Vila do Conde (Vila do Code).
“Izhora Pipe Plant already has experience in supplying large diameter pipes to South America. The vertically integrated structure of Severstal allows us to quickly fulfill customer orders, and the favorable geographical location of the Izhora Pipe Plant near the port of St. Petersburg makes it possible to deliver pipes all over the world. These competitive advantages lay the foundation for building long-term relationships with foreign customers, "said Maxim Starikov, Deputy Director for Sales to Energy Companies for Export Markets at Severstal.
For reference: Barcarea LNG - provides for the construction of a floating regasification unit with a capacity of 15 million cubic meters. m per day on the Para river, near the port of Vila do Conde. Natural gas from the terminal will be transported to customers in the Barkarena industrial zone and for the needs of the 605 MW Celba thermal power plant for electricity generation. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2022.