9 Dec 2010 16:34

Uraltrubprom doubles pipeline tube production in Jan-Nov

YEKATERINBURG. Dec 9 (Interfax) - OJSC Ural Pipe Plant Uraltrubprom (based in the Sverdlovsk region) doubled its oil pipeline tube production to 148,658 tonnes in January-November 2010 in comparison with the same period of 2009, the company's marketing division said.

Production of shaped tube went up by 43.2% to 71,084 tonnes in the 11 months.

Total production in this period came to 219,741 tonnes, up 80% year-on-year.

Alexander Novokreshchenov, the company's marketing director, said that the increase in pipe production for the oil sector had been the result of certification of net 630 roll production, which can be supplied to both domestic and foreign markets. "With the launch of the new roll the product assortment in terms of tube diameter, wall thickness and steel grade for oil companies expanded. Furthermore, demand in the oil production sector revived," he said.

Uraltrubprom shipped 218,432 tonnes of piping (up 80% year-on-year) in January-November, including oil pipeline tube - 147,735 tonnes (up 120%) and shaped tube - 70,697 tonnes (up 36.9%).

Uraltrubprom produces electric-welded straight-seam pipes 159-426 mm in diameter and shaped pipes 80x80 to 300x300 mm for the oil and gas, construction, power and machine-building industries, and utility providers.