Uniti wins major CP titanium order

Dec 17, 2010 | 12:30 PM |

Uniti LLC has secured its largest order to date as the U.S.-Russian joint venture was chosen to supply commercially pure (CP) titanium for a Saudi Arabian desalination plant, apparently winning market share from a competitive material.

The Moon Township, Pa., joint venture of Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) and VSMPO-Avisma Corp., which focuses on the non-aerospace industrial markets, will provide 5.5 million to 6 million pounds of narrow strip used to produce tubing for a seawater desalination project in Ras Az Zawr, Saudi Arabia, the company said.

Uniti will supply a "significant portion" of the CP titanium strip to South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., which will build the plant. It will be the world's largest seawater desalination facility.....

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