V&M Star to provide line pipe for BP Prudhoe Bay

V&M STAR, a division of Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes, has been selected to provide 30-35,000ft of 103/4in, high strength, seamless line pipe for BP’s Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, pipeline operations. BP has announced plans to replace approximately 16mi of oil transit lines at Prudhoe Bay and has completed placing orders for new pipe segments. V&M STAR has agreed to adjust current operating schedules in both its Houston and Youngstown, Ohio, facilities to provide BP with the best possible delivery. Final delivery of the product will be made to BP in Houston by mid-September. BP will independently arrange transportation from Houston to Prudhoe Bay. The process will begin in Youngstown with steel and pipe-making; and then the pipe will be shipped to Houston for final processing, which includes heat treatment, inspection and end finishing.
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