SMS group to supply turnkey production facility

Al Gharbia Pipe Company has awarded the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract with the supply of a turn-key longitudinal submerged arc welded (LSAW) pipe production facility to the consortium of Larsen & Toubro and SMS group. SMS group will be responsible for the engineering and supply of process equipment for the large-diameter pipe production facility to be built in Abu Dhabi. Larsen & Toubro – SMS’s partner in the consortium – will be responsible for the civil works and erection of the equipment.

The new LSAW large-pipe production facility, which will be located within the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), will start producing in 2018. The pipes will be suitable for use as offshore line pipes and onshore applications. The new line will be designed to make pipes up to 12.2m long with an outside diameter ranging from 18″ to 56″. The maximum wall thickness will be 44.5mm.

Besides the engineering and project planning, scheduling and co-ordination, SMS group will supply all key machinery as well as the process equipment. This also includes workshops, laboratories and manufacturing execution system (MES) equipment. The production line will consist of an edge miller, a crimping press, a JCOE® pipe forming press, tack welder, inside and outside welder, mechanical expander and a hydrostatic pipe tester.

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