Mönchengladbach, June 18, 2013

SMS Meer

Corinth Pipeworks orders JCOE® large-diameter pipe mill

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With the JCOE® forming process an open-seam tube is produced and subsequently welded.

Corinth Pipeworks from Athens, Greece, has signed a contract with SMS Meer, Germany, for the supply of a JCOE® large-diameter pipe mill for longitudinally welded pipes. With this investment, Corinth Pipeworks is expanding its product range in order to meet the growing worldwide demand for high-strength pipes for oil and gas extraction and transit.

The new mill will be able to produce Longitudinal Submerged-Arc Welded (LSAW) pipes with outside diameters from 18 to 56 inches, wall thicknesses up to 40 mm and pipe lengths up to 18.3 m in high-strength steel grades up to X100. The annual capacity will be 400,000 t.

The pipes from Corinth Pipeworks will be used by its customers in future energy supply projects – for example in the Mediterranean region, the Gulf of Mexico, Latin America, West and East Africa and in the North Sea.

Corinth Pipeworks has already an HF welded pipe plant and a spiral pipe mill from the SMS Meer Business Area in operation. With the new JCOE® large-diameter pipe mill, the company is now completing its range of production techniques for pipe welding.

The new mill is scheduled for commissioning in the 1st quarter of 2015.

SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.

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