Eisenbau Krämer (EBK), specialists in longitudinally welded large diameter steel pipes, has secured a contract to provide approximately 30km of metallurgically bonded clad pipe for a significant gas project in the Middle East.
EBK will provide some of the most delivery-critical and technologically challenging sections of the pipeline. The EBK scope of work will include corrosion-resistant alloy (CRA) line pipe for both onshore and offshore applications, as well as the supply of ancillary items, including hot induction bends, anti-corrosion and concrete weight coatings.
The clad pipes will be manufactured at EBK’s facilities in Dahlbruch, Germany, which employ approximately 400 people. EBK will provide DNV OSF101 steel grade 450 metallurgically bonded clad pipe in 32-inch and 24-inch diameters, with corrosion-resistant alloys 625 and 825. Using its patented Impander technology, EBK will provide superior dimensional control of the finished pipes, enabling improved efficiencies during construction of the pipeline.
EBK managing director Dr Boris Wernig said: “EBK has a history of working on some of the world’s most prestigious clad pipeline projects. This significant contract reinforces our position as a world leader in producing metallurgically bonded clad pipe and demonstrates our technical capabilities to meet a challenging design brief. It also secures ongoing employment for around 400 people.”