Izhora Pipe Mill
Severstal presents innovative solutions for Fuel and Energy Complex at the 10th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum
October 05, 2021

Severstal, one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, is presenting new developments for  fuel and energy companies at the 10th anniversary St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF-2021), aimed at reducing the cost of investment projects and  shortening their implementation period. The forum will be taking place from 5 to 8 October at the EXPOFORUM Exhibition Centre in St Petersburg.

Severstal's stand is located in pavilion F, section 78. Its  holographic showcase will demonstrate large-diameter pipes of the Х80 strength grade with high deformation capacity and pipes with a protective “Kolchuga” coating.

Severstal became the first Russian pipe company to produce a new generation of longitudinal electro-welded pipes of the Х80 strength grade with high deformation capacity for gas pipelines with an operating pressure of 11.8 MPa. The new generation of pipes has been developed as part of a Scientific and  Technical Cooperation Program with Gazprom, with the direct participation of  Gazprom VNIIGAZ. Large-diameter pipes with high deformation capacity are the best possible technical solution for pipelines located in harsh climatic conditions, seismic zones and areas of eternally frozen ground, which makes up more than 70% of  Russia's territory.

Another product introduced at SPIGF-2021 is a fiberglass coating called ''Kolchuga'' for large-diameter pipes designed to protect pipelines from  mechanical damage. Severstal has mastered the production of this coating at the Izhora Pipe Mill (part of the Severstal Russian Steel division).

“Kolchuga” is used for steel pipes and elbows with an outside diameter from  219 to 1420 mm and is designed to protect the corrosion-resistant coating of  pipelines from damage during construction, reconstruction, repair and while in  operation. The use of this coating prevents damage when laying pipelines by  cut-and-cover method in rocky and eternally frozen ground, when laying submerged crossing, trenchless laying and above-ground laying. 

In addition to hydrocarbon transportation solutions, the    Cryonix cryogenic products for the construction of LNG facilities stand out  among Severstal's developments.  The Cryonix product line of cryogenic rolled sheets, large-diameter pipes and cryogenic fittings share the resistance to extreme low temperatures. Severstal is currently Russia's only producer of  cryogenic steel that is used in the construction of liquefied natural gas  storage tanks.

Severstal will also take part in The Import Substitution in the Gas Industry exposition with products from the Linde Severstal joint venture. Today, this is the first and only company in Russia to produce such heat-exchange equipment.

The stand will feature an interactive multimedia application demonstrating the key stages of large сoil-wound heat exchangers (CWHEs) production process. One part of the program is a three-dimensional interactive visualization of the winding process of CWHE tubes, inviting visitors to try their hand in one of the main production processes. The stand will also feature an AR portal that  will allow visitors to take a photo in front of the main cryogenic heat  exchanger of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant near Ust-Luga (Leningrad oblast).

“Severstal confirms its willingness to develop innovative solutions for the energy industry on short notice, often becoming the first Russian steelmaker to  do so. The strategy presented a few years ago to reposition the company as a supplier of complex solutions customized to customer requirements is confirmed by real-life examples.  We plan to continue to grow in this direction, building relationships with customers based on a deep understanding of their needs, and offering solutions that will improve the performance of our customers,” said Dmitry Goroshkov, Severstal's Director of Sales and Business Development, Energy Sector.

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