Muscat: The Sultanate's leading pipe manufacturer, TMK Gulf International Pipe Industry (TMK GIPI), part of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has been awarded the contract to supply 8" pipes with W.T up to 14.4mm, API 5L X65 Sour with 3LPE coating for the Abu Dhabi carbon capture project — a Masdar/Adnoc joint venture project in the United Arab Emirates. Manufacturing such a high wall thickness for 8" OD pipe is going an extra mile which TMK GIPI has achieved in the region.
3LPE coating system is a multi-layer coating structure composed of three coating materials of fusion bonded epoxy (FBE), copolymer adhesive and PE or PP top coats for steel pipe anti-corrosion. With years' of experience and expertise in 3LPE pipes and anti-corrosion coating materials, TMK GIPI has established itself as a leading level technology player in the Sultanate and been well recognised for its remarkable performance in oil & gas pipeline corrosion-resistant field.
Vladimir I. Shcherbatykh, chief executive officer of TMK GIPI, said, "We are visualising a good traction and signs of improved demand for our pipes and coating services. The company shall continue to open newer avenues and deliver superior customer value and sustained leadership position locally, within Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and in the world markets."
TMK Gulf International Pipe Industry (TMK GIPI) was established in Oman in January 2007. TMK GIPI is the first manufacturer of high pressure steel line pipes and casing pipes in Oman and the first mill in Middle East and North African (Mena) region and sub-continent of India to manufacture high pressure 24" electric resistance welded (ERW) steel pipes.
Today, TMK GIPI is a part of TMK, which is a global steel pipe manufacturer with about 30 production sites in the United States, Russia, Canada, Romania, Oman, UAE, and Kazakhstan and two R&D centres in Russia and the US.