ArcelorMittal supplies 30% of coils for TANAPStaff writer ▼ | December 19, 2014
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.
Good deal The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline
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 US$7bn. Once complete, the new pipeline will be able to transport more than 16 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year.
The TANAP pipeline will be subject to very high operating pressures and atmospheric conditions along its route. The latest technologies have therefore been applied on this project, using ArcelorMittal`s innovative steel products. The steel used is an X70, high-end grade for pipeline applications that has a very high thickness, Bremen is one of the few mills in the world that can make this product. ■