Russian pipe producer United Metallurgical Company OMK is moving ahead with its seamless pipe project in the Nizhny Novgorod Region of Russia, having already received more than 75% of technological equipment. On the lines of control, finishing and thermal department, units began to be installed by two installation organizations under the supervision of specialists from the equipment supplier Danieli. It is planned to commission a shop for the production of casing, tubing and oil and gas seamless pipes with semi-premium and premium connections in 2022.
The builders completed the installation of wall and roof panels, as well as closed the heating circuit of the main shop building with an area of 130 thousand square meters, and launched the first gas heaters. The heat supply provided conditions for further work inside the workshop on the construction of foundations for the main technological equipment, its installation and laying of communications in the winter. 38 out of 40 overhead cranes were installed in the workshop. Eight of them have been put into operation. We started to equip infrastructure facilities and intra-site communications. We launched a gas distribution substation, energized the main step-down substation. The construction of an administrative complex, a laboratory, water treatment and water management facilities, a warehouse block,
1100 specialists from more than 30 contractors are involved in the work. OMK itself is the general contractor for the construction.
The construction of a pipe rolling shop is a greenfield-type project on a new site, one of the largest investment projects of OMK. Investment in the project is 50 billion rubles. The capacity of the new workshop is up to 500 thousand tons of seamless pipes per year. The production is being built with a focus on specific market segments: with its launch, OMK will be able to supply customers with seamless casing, tubing and oil and gas seamless pipes with diameters from 73 to 273 mm of increased strength groups with semi-premium and premium high-tight connections.