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KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT of Metinvest broadens its order portfolio

2 July 2013

KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT of Metinvest Group is familiar with the novel product. The Enterprise manufactured preproduction lot of pipes with dimensions of 1020х12.0 mm from steel of the 17Г1С-У grade with К52 strength class with internal and external anti-corrosion coatings.

KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT manufactured the preproduction lot in amount of 132 pipes (468 tones). The peculiarity of this lot is in that the internal anti-corrosion coating is made according to ТУ У 27.2-00191135-021:2010 “Steel SAW longitudinal pipes with diameter of 508-1422 mm with internal coating for oil and gas pipelines and waterlines” of “B”-execution with additional requirements to the thickness of coating not less then 400 microns. It’s the first time the Plant applies the coating due to these technical requirements. Pipes serve to water hauling (including drink water).

To certificate the manufactured pipes in the national system of certification of UkrSEPRO the internal coating was applied and acceptance tests were performed with the auditor from SE “VNITI-TEST” at the beginning of June. KHARTSYZSK PIPE collects the Certificate of Authentication to requirements of ТУ У 27.2-00191135-021:2010 “Steel SAW longitudinal pipes with diameter of 508-1422 mm with internal coating for oil and gas pipelines and waterlines” in system of UkrSEPRO.

Technical control services of KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT mentioned the high quality of coating applying both according to technical parameters and appearance. As explained by specialists of the Plant, when the coating is of such thickness it’s difficult to attain the excellent results for all criteria.

“Due to the collective of Pipe Welding Shop No. 4 carried out the great ground work, the project was made at the stated time and pipes are shipped to the Customer, - as Pavel Uzbek, Acting General Director of KHARTSYZSK PIPE mentioned. – There is no doubt that the high quality of production manufactured by KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT will be equal to Customer’s expectations. It was sample order, but I’m sure it will be followed by large-scale projects”.  

For editors:

PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANTis one of the largest enterprises in the CIS manufacturing longitudinal SAW large diameter pipes (508-1422 mm in diameter) with external anticorrosion and internal anticorrosion or flow coating for main oil and gas pipelines. Plant’s facilities permit to manufacture 1.3 mln. tons of pipes per year, including about 700 thous. tons of coated pipes.

The integrated Management System ensuring stable high quality of the products to the customers is functioning at “Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT”. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001, GOST R ISO 9001, STO Gazprom 9001 create its foundation. Products of the plant are certified according to API, EN standards and in the national system UkrSEPRO. Welding processes are certified as per ISO 3834-2.

2011 became the record year for “KHARTSYZSK PIPE” over the last 20 years for all production performance. More than 630 thous. tons of large diameter pipes were produced in January-December, 2011.

“KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” became the first company among Ukrainian enterprises of Metinvest Group which started to            implement “Lean enterprise” program in September, 2010 and obtained tangible results.

Priority directions of social policy of KHARTSYZSK PLANT as town-forming enterprise are of social programs and activities in the spheres of education, health, improving urban infrastructure. In 2011, the amount of social investments of the Enterprise totaled more than 1.3 million. hrn.

“Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT” is a part of Metallurgical Division of Metinvest Group.

METINVEST GROUP is a vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest Group is structured into two operating divisions: Metallurgical and Mining Divisions and has a strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, and to deliver sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles, providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks. The Group generated US$6.74 billion of            revenues and a 16% EBITDA margin for the first half of 2012.

The major shareholders of METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), partnering in the Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

For additional information, please, visit http://pipe.metinvestholding.com/en

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Victoria Liashenko  
Acting Head of Corporate Communications Department
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