NEW YORK Pipemaker
Corinth Pipeworks SA has announced plans to build a
large-diameter pipe mill that will produce 400,000 tons of
longitudinal submerged-arc welded (LSAW) pipe annually.
Corinth is "expanding its
product range in order to meet the growing global demand for
high-strength offshore and onshore energy pipes," the Marousi,
Greece-based company said in a statement.
Corinth already operates a
high-frequency induction welded pipe mill and a helically
submerged arc-welded (SAW) mill in Greece. It supplies pipe to
the U.S. market through Houston-based subsidiary CPW America
The mill, which will be
commissioned in early 2015, will be able to make 18- to 56-inch
diameter pipe in wall thicknesses up to 40 millimeters and
lengths up to 18.3 meters, the company said. Grades will go up
Product from the mill will go to
energy supply projects in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean
and the North Sea, as well as in Latin America and Africa, the
The mill will be built in Greece
using technology from Mönchengladbach, Germany-based SMS
The company did not return a
request for comment on the cost for the mill or the tonnage it
will likely ship into the U.S. market.