Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pipe Makers Ready

The JSW steel mill in Baytown Texas is geared up and looking forward to the Alaska Gas Pipeline (LINK):

Even in a region that prides itself on doing the heavy lifting to meet the nation’s energy needs, JSW’s plate and pipe mills are powerhouses. The plate mill can process up to 1.2 million tons of steel per year. The adjacent pipe mill can bend and weld 550,000 tons of pipe per year, enough to stretch the 4,500 miles from Houston to the Bering Strait."
At this time JSW USA claims they can produce X70 pipe up to 48" diameter and up to 1" thick (website).

TransCanada, one of the potential builders of the Alaska Gas Pipeline, claims they will use X-80 pipe (LINK).

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