Severstal Delivers Large Diameter Pipe for Barcarena LNG in Brazil
Russian steel giant Severstal has delivered large diameter pipes to Brazil for the first time. Also, for the first time, large-diameter pipes will be used for an LNG project being implemented abroad. The pipes will be used for the construction of Barcarena LNG. LDPs with a diameter of 508 mm, a wall thickness of 12.7 mm and a length of 11.5-11.8 m were manufactured according to the API 5L PSL2 standard from steel of strength category X65M at the Izhora Pipe Plant, located at the production site in the Kolpinsky district of St Petersburg. Additional requirements for offshore pipelines were applied to this order, which were successfully completed by the ITZ.
For the production of pipes, Severstal uses its own rolled metal products, which are produced by the company's 5000 sheet-rolling mill, located at the same industrial site with the ITZ in the Kolpinsky district of St. Petersburg. Having its own raw material base, steel-making and rolling production facilities allows Severstal to control the quality of products at each processing stage and provides flexibility in interaction with consumers.
In Brazil, LDP was delivered through the port of St. Petersburg to the port of Vila do Conde.
Barcarena LNG provides for the construction of a floating regasification unit with a capacity of 15 million cubic meters per day on the Para river, near the port of Vila do Conde. Natural gas from the terminal will be transported to customers in the industrial area of Barkaren and for the needs of the 605 MW Celba thermal power plant for electricity generation. The project is expected to be completed and commissioned in 2022.