ArcelorMittal Europe to supply hot rolled coil for TANAP project
Global steel giant ArcelorMittal has announced that its European unit is providing 310,000 mt of hot rolled coils (HRC) from its production site in Bremen, Germany, more than one third of all the hot rolled coils needed for the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project.
This is the largest order ever placed with ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products by a company in the oil and gas industry.
ArcelorMittal said that the deliveries will start in 2015 and last for two years. The steel to be supplied is an X70, high-end grade for pipeline applications that has a very high thickness. ArcelorMittal Bremen is one of the few mills in the world that can make this product.
TANAP is a 2,000 km natural gas pipeline that will cross Turkey, from the Shah-Deniz field in Azerbaijan to the European border, helping to secure the supply of energy to Europe.