Essar Steel received two sizeable orders from Middle East and Africa for manufacturing of API (American Petroleum Institute) grade steel pipes worth Rs 400 crore. This takes the total order book of the pipe mill to approximately Rs 1000 crore indicating strong order inflow for the company.
The first order in Africa is for the construction of 4000 MT offshore line pipe application which will be used in a Chevron project. Customer from Middle East placed its second order with company for 45000 MT of 48 inch high grade coated pipes that are to be supplied in the coming quarter. This will facilitate the company in strengthening its position in the niche market segment worldwide.
Essar Steel’s pipe mill has the capability to manufacture 6,00,000 tonnes comprising 2,75,000 MT per annum of API-grade HSAW (Helical Submerged Arc Welding) Line pipes, ranging from diameters 16” to 110”, thicknesses 6.4 mm to 25.4 mm in Grades through and up to X-80 and 3,25,000 mt per annum of API-grade LSAW (Longitudinal Submerged Arc Welding) Line pipes, ranging from diameters 16” to 60”, thicknesses 6.4mm to 65mm in Grades through and up to X-80. The facility is an amalgamation of best-in-class technologies including tube mill, welding technology, inspection technology and is fully automated with the least manpower requirement with respect to the prevailing industry norms.