Vyksa Steel Works plans to increase steel pipe output to 2.2 million in 2011
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The Russian steel and pipe producer United Metallurgical Company (OMK) has announced that its Novgorod-based steel pipe producer Vyksa Steel Works (Vyksa) plans in 2011 to increase its steel pipe production by 10 percent year on year to 2.2 million mt, of which 1.35 million mt will consist of large diameter (LD) steel pipes.
"We will continue to supply the major projects of Gazprom, Transneft, Rosneft and other companies, and we plan to ship about one million mt of steel pipes to major customers. In particular, in April the delivery of steel pipes will be completed for the construction of the second stage of the Nord Stream international gas pipeline," Vyksa executive director Vladimir Kochetkov said.
Meanwhile, in 2011, Vyksa's production of railway wheels is planned to increase by 15 compared to 2010 to about 765,000 wheels. Within the framework of cooperation with its major customer Russian Railways (RZhD), in the current year Vyksa will continue the production of new types of wheels in accordance with the strategic partnership agreement signed last year.
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