Category Archives: Steel Pipe

ArcelorMittal to invest €15m at its Bourg-en-Bresse plant to support the development of its customer Technip

Bourg-en-Bresse, 26 November 2014 – ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, will invest €15m to expand the production capacity of its plant at Bourg-en-Bresse and support the development of its customer Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry.

The initial partnership agreement signed in 2013 has been extended in duration and volume.

The plant will also strengthen its team with the recruitment of around 20 people.

In 2015, the Bourg-en-Bresse plant will be equipped with a new heat treatment furnace and a new rolling mill.

In September 2013, ArcelorMittal was chosen by Technip to supply high-performance, high-strength steels used in the manufacture of flexible pipes for the development of deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil and gas fields, particularly at depths in excess of 1500 metres. The five-year partnership agreement(1) between ArcelorMittal and Technip, the largest European contract for ArcelorMittal’s wire business, has been extended by two years.

The partnership agreement signed in 2013 sustained the operations of the Bourg-en-Bresse plant, and this agreement extension will reinforce it.

ArcelorMittal Bourg-en-Bresse has become Technip’s supplier of choice for high-end technological and innovative solutions. The site supplies Technip flexible pipe manufacturing plants located in France, Brazil and Malaysia.

The commercial contract comes with a research and innovation contract that strengthens technological progress at the Bourg-en-Bresse plant. The Bourg-en-Bresse plant is developing new wire solutions tailored to Technip’s requirements.

ArcelorMittal is now the centre of excellence for the production of steel wire for flexible pipes for the buoyant offshore market. It also demonstrates that the group and its French production sites can market ever better products in response to customers’ requirements and the challenges that they face.

Patrick Laudamy, CEO of ArcelorMittal Bourg-en-Bresse, said: “This investment demonstrates ArcelorMittal’s confidence in the technical speciality markets. In one year, the Bourg-en-Bresse plant has become Technip’s preferred partner for the supply of high-strength steels. Today, we are strengthening our teams and our production capacity to support our customer. We will also pursue our research and innovation efforts in order to offer our customers increasingly high-performance products.”

“ArcelorMittal provides us with an indisputable competitive advantage in the market.  Technology and innovation are an integral part of the design of our flexible pipes and we therefore invest in R&D and pay particular attention to the quality of our supply chain. The contract that we are extending today forms part of this approach. We are proud to strengthen our partnership with ArcelorMittal and thus contribute to enabling it to expand the production capacity of its Bourg-en-Bresse plant,” added Jean-François Niel, Group SVP Global Manufacturing, Technip.

(1) the contract awarded to ArcelorMittal by Technip has a value in excess of €200million

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CSI commissions pipe welding line from SMS Meer

CSI Tubular Products, Inc. (CSITP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI), based in Fontana, California, U.S.A., has successfully commissioned an electrical resistance welding (ERW) line for up to 24-inch diameter pipes supplied by SMS Meer, Germany. The plant achieves production speeds of up to 35 meters per minute and is capable of producing up to 400,000 tons of pipe per year. SMS Elotherm, Germany ( supplied the necessary induction HF welding and seam annealing technology.

The first welded pipe at CSI.
For the equipment supplied to CSI Tubular Products, SMS Meer has further developed its plant and process technology. Coil pay-off can now be performed from above and below, meaning better strip alignment within the plant’s forming process, depending on the direction of rolling of the inserted strip.

The SMS Meer inline and offline quick-change systems for the URD® stands are more productive than changing systems for conventional stand designs. The quick-change system is supported by the CSS® Quicksetting system, which sustainably improves the product quality by database-assisted plant settings. The stand drives can be separately controlled.

SMS Elotherm’s EloWeld™ 1800 pipe welding plant is integrated into the central section of the pipe mill and ensures reliable welding of the longitudinal seams. The downstream EloSeam™ 3000 pipe seam annealing plant allows for post-annealing, where necessary, thanks to its ability to be traversed longitudinally. This is required if, for example after a standstill of the plant, a portion of the non-annealed pipe does not meet the quality requirements. The output is therefore higher than with conventional, stationary seam annealing plants.

The new plant is able to produce pipes with outside diameters of between 8 5/8 inches (219.1 millimeters) and 24 inches (609.6 millimeters). Wall thicknesses range from 0.157 inches (four millimeters) to 0.750 inches (19.1 millimeters), with pipe lengths of between 20 ft. (six meters) and 80 ft. (24.4 meters).

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Jindal Tubular USA LLC acquires the assets of PSL NORTH AMERICA LLC

Acquisition expands Jindal SAW’s presence in North Americas the Premier Global Manufacturer of Water and Natural Gas Transmission Pipe

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS– AUGUST 25, 2014– Jindal Tubular USA LLC (“Jindal Tubular”), a SPV of Jindal SAW one of the largest global manufacturers of large diameter steel pipe,  today announced the acquisition of the assets of PSL North America LLC (the “Company” or “PSLNA”) for $104 million. Belonging to O.P. Jindal Group one of India’s largest business conglomerates with interests spanning the steel, mining, power, industrial gases and ports verticals Jindal SAW is set to service the US market.

PSLNA is a premier manufacturer of large diameter, high pressure steel pipe utilizing state-of-the-art helical submerged arc welding (“HSAW”) technology. Located in Bay St. Louis, MS, the Company’s manufacturing and coating plant is one of the most modern and technologically advanced in the world.  The plant is capable of producing over 300,000 tons of pipe per year with diameters ranging from 18″ to 120″ and lengths up to 80′. The Company’s pipes are used primarily for natural gas, petroleum and water transmission lines and construction pilings.

Commenting on the acquisition P R Jindal Chairman, expressed his satisfaction on the fruitful culmination of a court controlled process. “This new acquisition is an expression of Jindal SAW’s expansive business approach that will extend an added advantage to tap into the wide US market insistently.” He averred.

“This acquisition is an important milestone, not only for Jindal SAW Ltd. but for all stakeholders. PSLNA’s modern and advanced manufacturing technology complements our existing operations in the US, further strengthening our asset base and production capacity. We are pleased to invite the members of PSL NA in the Jindal family and participate in our growth story.” – Mr. Neeraj Kumar, Group CEO & Whole-time Director, Jindal SAW Ltd.

PSL North America LLC brings remarkable experience and expertise in the manufacturing of large diameter, high pressure steel pipe utilizing state-of-the-art helical submerged arc welding (“HSAW”) technology. We look forward to teaming up with Jindal SAW as we diversify our product line and continue to leverage our capabilities to be able to deliver better services to our customers. Jindal SAW is an undisputed leader in the sector and we are confident that the company would help us take our business to the next level of excellence for our customers, suppliers and employees,” said Richard D. Gilstrap, Jr., Chief Executive Officer.”

Jindal Tubular acquired all of the assets of PSL NA through a Section 363 sale held in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  Chris Schaeper and Ira Herman of Thompson & Knight LLP served as legal counsel to Jindal Tubular in the transaction. The sellers received financial advice from Lisa Neimark, Jon Melzerand Eric Williams of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLCand legal counsel from John Knight and Paul Heath of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Source: Jindal Saw Ltd

About Jindal Tubular USA LLC:

Jindal Tubular is part of the $18 billion O.P. Jindal Group and the U.S. division of Jindal SAW Ltd., which is one of the largest global manufacturers and suppliers of steel and iron and pipe products.  Jindal SAW’s principal products include large diameter submerged arc pipes and spiral pipes for the energy transportation sector; carbon, alloy, and stainless steel seamless pipes and tubes for use in industrial applications; and ductile iron pipes for water and wastewater transportation.  For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, Jindal SAW reported revenues of $1.1 billion. is not responsible for the content of third party sites.