ArcelorMittal supplies 30% of coils for TANAP
It is also the largest order ever placed with ArcelorMittal Europe, Flat Products, by a company in the oil and gas industry.
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. ■