Japanese win pipe job for In Salah


JFE Steel Corporation has been awarded line pipe orders for the In Salah Gas Southern Fields Development Project in Algeria, with delivery to be handled by Marubeni- Itochu Steel Inc. Details of the orders are as follows:


* 21,000 metric tonnes of DNV 13 per cent chromegrade seamless steel line pipe.

* Diameters of 6.625 to 16 inches.

* Delivery will start in spring 2011 and will continue for nearly two years.

* The contract was awarded using a Statoil frame agreement.

The In Salah Gas Southern Fields Development Project is operated by In Salah Gas, a joint venture between Sonatrach, Statoil and BP. In Salah Gas, which comprises three gas fields located 1,200 km south of Algiers, is the second largest gas development in Algeria. It started making deliveries in 2004 and is now planning to open four additional fields to the south of its current operations, for which JFE Steel will supply the 13 per cent chrome line pipe.

The seamless steel line pipes will be used for long-distance wet gas inter-field and gathering pipelines. JFE Steel, which has demonstrated its proven capability to fulfil the strict and demanding requirements for such pipelines in many other projects, has abundant experience in supplying highchrome line pipes.

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