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TMK’s strategic investment programme leads to success

The SMS Meer PQF mill in operation at TMK
The SMS Meer PQF mill in operation at TMK

TMK, Russia, has implemented a longterm strategic investment programme aimed at modernisation of its production facilities and services planned for the period of 2005-2012.

Last year TMK installed a 3-roll bending mill, made by Haeusler, with a total capacity of 650,000t of longitudinally welded large diameter pipes per year.

The company also took on a premium quality-finishing mill, made by SMS Meer, with a total capacity of 600,000t per year of seamless pipe including OCTG with premium connections.

During March this year, TMK shipped 5,000t of 1,420mm longitudinal welded pipes with 26.4mm wall thickness and K60 grade with internal and external anticorrosion coatings to Gazprom. The pipes will be used in the construction of Bovanenkovo-Ukhta gas pipeline.

The company’s 3-roll bending mill can produce LSAW with diameters of between 530mm to 1,420mm, wall thickness of up to 42mm and grades of up to X100, which is in line with Gazprom and Transneft standards for new pipelines, including Nord Stream, Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean and others.

In March, TMK supplied its customers with 19,000t of pipes produced on its PQF mill, including seamless OCTG with premium connections. The PQF mill can be used to make pipes with OD from 73-273mm, wall thickness up to 25mm, and a geometry that twice surpasses API requirements.

In addition to the PQF mill, 200,000t of additional heat treatment and threading capacity has been brought online to produce OCTG with premium-threaded connections. TMK successfully certified ‘TMK FMT’ premium connection at Oil States Industries’ structural test laboratory in Aberdeen, UK.

The TMK FMT premium connection was tested for Salym Petroleum Development BV, a joint venture between a subsidiary of Sibir Energy and Shell Salym Development BV, a member of the Royal Dutch/Shell group of companies.

The certification testing, including tension and compression tests, was performed on 88.9mm OD TMK FMT premium tubing with a wall thickness of 7.34mm and N80 steel grade.

PUBLISHED: 11 May 09 Bookmark and Share
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TMK Pipe Metallurgical Company
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Russia
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+7 095 775 7600
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+7 095 775 7601
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tmk@tmk-group.com
Website:
www.tmk-group.com
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