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Interpipe NTRP completed modernization of the heat treatment site


Interpipe announces the completion of the pipe heat treatment site modernization at the tube-rolling shop #4 of Interpipe NTRP.

The project cost amounted to $5 million.

Heat treatment facility modernization enables to increase the tubular goods production of higher strength steel grades.



The project consisted of three major stages: detailed engineering, construction, start-up and commissioning. Pilot operation ended in the 4th quarter of 2018.

During the project, the company installed a quenching equipment – a sprayer manufactured by Barni (Italy), and arranged a closed-loop water supply for the heat treatment line, consisting of a main concrete settling basin, an intermediate settling basin with a series of high-pressure pumps, an external pumping station, and a water-cooling tower. A separate transformer substation was also installed outside the workshop to power the entire line. Such a water supply cycle has allowed the mill to reduce the use of the make-up water from the Dnipro River, required for quenching of pipes.



Denis Morozov, Interpipe Chief Financial Officer:
– Heat treatment line modernization at the tube-rolling shop #4 of Interpipe NTRP is one of our important investment projects. The water supply system of the heat treatment site at this facility was outdated and could not ensure the required performance. From now on, we can boost up the production of higher strength steel grades pipes. Due to the new products, we will strengthen our presence at the Middle East and America markets, thereby partially mitigating the loss of the Russian market.
 


Background:
Interpipe is global producer of steel pipes and railway wheels, based in Ukraine. The company’s products are marketed in more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in key markets of Ukraine, the CIS, the Middle East, North America, and Europe. In 2017, Interpipe supplied 767,000 tons of pipe and railway products. The company has up to 12,000 employees.
 
Contact details for the media:
Andrey Pisarevskiy
Press Officer
Phone: +380 44 233 66 53
Cell: +380 67 952 17 62
Andrey.Pisarevskiy@m.interpipe.biz
www.interpipe.biz


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