Products and Solutions Sep 15, 2015 8:00 AM

ThyssenKrupp supplies gas line pipe

ThyssenKrupp Schulte from the Business Area Materials Services has delivered just under 10,000 t of specially plastic coated pipe (around 37,000 m, nominal width 800 mm) along with 57 pipe bends for the construction of a pipeline. The pipeline, shortly to be completed, connects the underground storage unit, Katharina, with the central natural gas line JAGAL located in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Erdgasspeicher Peissen GmbH (EPG), a joint venture between VNG Gasspeicher GmbH and GAZPROM Germania GmbH, is, as project and operator, responsible for setting up and operating the Katharina underground storage unit. After final acceptance in 2017, the storage unit will provide a capacity of nearly 600 million cubic meters of natural gas, equivalent to 6.52 billion kilowatt-hours.

"The infrastructure plays an important role in natural gas supply, and so customer requirements regarding materials, tolerances and quality were very high,"" explains Cay-Hubertus Fink, Project Manager at ThyssenKrupp Schulte Leipzig. The just-in-time shipments were made by trucks and in close liaison with the manufacturer Salzgitter Mannesmann Großrohr GmbH. In all, 500 trucks were needed to deliver the 10,000 t of pipe to Saxony-Anhalt. This was one of ThyssenKrupp Schulte's biggest-ever pipe shipments.

About ThyssenKrupp

ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Over 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2013/2014 ThyssenKrupp generated sales of around €41 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical and Plant Engineering, and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.

With around 3,200 employees, sales of roughly €2.5 billion, 600,000 m² of storage capacity, 400 processing facilities, and 100,000 articles available ex stock, the new ThyssenKrupp Schulte GmbH is one of Germany's leading service partners for materials distribution and processing. Some 70,000 customers from all sectors of manufacturing industry enjoy fast and reliable services from a network of over 50 locations throughout Germany. The extensive range of products includes rolled steel, stainless steel, nonferrous metals and specialty steels. ThyssenKrupp Schulte supplies these materials as flat products, sections, pipes and tubes from stock or precisely tailored to customer specifications. With supply chain and system component solutions for all aspects of materials distribution, ThyssenKrupp Schulte creates additional competitive advantage for its customers by working closely with them and delivering just-in-time to their production lines.