Ukraines Interpipe Group is targeting North America,
among other areas, to sell steel billet from its new Interpipe
Steel mill in Dnepropetrovsk.
North America (the United States, Canada and Mexico), Europe
and (the) Middle East as the key markets for steel billet sales
for ... 2014," a company spokeswoman told AMM via
production in the first nine months of 2013 was 900,000 tons,
with its annual capacity expected to reach 1.32 million tons,
the company said.
"Interpipe Steel is
now reaching its designed production rates and can not only
provide high-quality steel billets to the companys
production facilities, but can also start deliveries to other
customers," chief commercial officer Fadi Hraibe said.
The mill has already
shipped trial lots of billet to railway product makers in
Spain, the Czech Republic and Germany, as well as a Ukrainian
axle producer, the company said.
Interpipe opened the mill in the middle of last year,
according to its website, with the companys own pipe and
wheel production facilities expected to be major consumers of
billet produced at the facility.