ChTPZ Group sells over 2,000,000,000 kg of pipes in 2014

17 February 2015 (10:03)

February 17, 2015. Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant and Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant (pipe-making member enterprises of ChTPZ Group) supplied 2,073,000,000 kg of pipe products to their customers in 2014, which was 395,000,000 kg (23.6%) more than in 2013, the Group’s press service reports.

This increase has to do with more shipments on large-diameter pipes onto the home market and more shipments of OCTGs onto the CIS markets.

The pipe manufacturing enterprises delivered 1,038,000,000 kg of welded pipes to their customers in the twelve months of 2014; this was 38% more than a year earlier. The figure includes 1,000,000,000 kg of LDPs (+40% on 2013). This success was due to implementation of Gazprom’s large-scale projects such as the Southern Stream, the Power of Siberia, and Bovanenkovo-Ukhta) and due to more orders for Gazprom’s and Transneft’s repair and maintenance needs.

In 2014, ChTPZ Group sold 1,035,000,000 kg of weldless pipes (up 12% on 2013), including 267,000,000 of OCTGs (+9%).

The Group’s domestic market shipments rose by 440,000,000 kg, or by 31.8%, and came to 1,824,000,000 kg. 249,000,000 kg were exported, which was 15.3% less than in 2013 (when the figure stood at 294,000,000 kg). The drop was caused by fewer shipments on the CIS markets. This has been a general trend, since no large pipeline construction projects are under way at the moment. ChTPZ Group was responsible for 18.1% of Russian pipe manufacturers’ produce sales in 2014.

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