Salzgitter Group supplies Baltic Pipe Project
by Hans Diederichs
Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH (SMID) has been awarded a major order in Denmark. Salzgitter Group subsidiaries and associate companies will produce and supply around 30,000 t of steel pipes and 90 steel pipe bends for the Baltic Pipe Project. This is an important European gas infrastructure project which will see Norwegian natural gas piped via Denmark to Poland.
The EU is providing financial support for this project aimed at diversifying the European gas market.
The pipes will be manufactured by Mannesmann Grossrohr (approx. 24,000 t) and EUROPIPE (approx. 6,000 t), with the bends being produced by Salzgitter Mannesmann Grobblech. The input material including slabs for the production of sheet and hot rolled coils will be supplied by other Salzgitter Group subsidiaries and associate companies.
Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH will be responsible for the entire project coordination from preparation of offer through to execution of the order. The company will also safeguard the entire supply chain and collaborate with prominent financial service providers.
Between January and March 2020 Salzgitter Mannesmann International will ship pipes and bends to customer Energinet for Lot 2 of the project. Together with its road, rail and marine shipping partners, SMID will be responsible for the comprehensive project logistics including delivering and stacking pipes and bends at 24 different storage areas along the route of the pipeline.
Source and photo: Salzgitter AG