Outokumpu delivers 22 000 tonnes of Outokumpu Duplex 2205 stainless steel to a natural gas field project in Oman. Deliveries will start during the first half of 2014 and continue until 2016.
“This is the largest single project in duplex stainless steel that Outokumpu has ever won. Outokumpu is the world leader in duplex stainless steel, and over the years we have supplied to a number of natural gas projects also in Oman. Duplex 2205 is ideally suited for this type of project because its excellent corrosion and mechanical properties perfectly match the untreated sour natural gas typically found in this area,” comments
Mats Benson, Vice President, Sales at Outokumpu.
The stainless steel will be welded for tubes by Sosta and Inox Tech. Sosta is a major manufacturer of welded stainless steel pipe, focusing on oil and gas market worldwide. Its pipes are used for example in gas exploration and liquefied natural gas plants and terminals. Inox Tech is specialized in producing corrosion resistant alloy welded pipes.
“Outokumpu is our main supplier because of the support Outokumpu gave us from the start and the reliability of the supplies. Part of our production is continuous production, so it is very important to avoid down time. If the supply stalls, obviously your production stalls. With Outokumpu, we have the needed reliability,” says
Roel van Paassen, Managing Director, Sosta GmbH.
“We have chosen Outokumpu because it offers the best service and because we have a long and lasting relationship that has enabled both of us to be successful also during difficulties and hard times,” says
Mattia Agnoletto, Managing Director, Inox Tech S.p.A.