ChTPZ Group supplies customers with 1,000,000,000 kg of pipes

17 August 2015 (14:17)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, August 17, 2015. ChTPZ Group’s pipe-manufacturing member enterprises Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant and Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant supplied their customers with 1,070,000,000 kg of steel pipes in the first half of 2015, which was 21.6% more than a year earlier. The increase had to do with more domestic market orders, the company press service reports.

The Group sold its customers 537,800,000 kg of welded pipes (+43.5% on the first half of 2014), including 514,000,000 kg of large-diameter pipes (+44% on a year earlier). The increased demand came from the oil and energy companies engaged in such pipeline projects as the Power of Siberia, Southern Gas Corridor, Bovanenkovo-Ukhta, Yamal SPG, and Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent; these companies also needed LDPs for repairing their existing pipeline network.

Also, 533,000,000 kg of weldless pipes were sold to customers: more OCTGs were demanded by the Russian O&G companies as well.

The Group increased its home market sales by 28.5%, up to 964,800,000 kg in the first half of 2015, while the CIS market sales dropped by 33.4%, down to 70,300,000 kg. The latter was brought about by the Russian pipe-manufacturers’ general tendency to focus more on the home market following a drop in imports. At the same time, the Group gradually built up on its share of foreign market shipments: 19% of Russian pipes sold on international markets were produced by ChTPZ Group.

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