In January 2020, the Almetyevsk Pipe Mill (a United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK, Moscow) subsidiary) commissioned covered storage for its finished product. It is designed for 7,000 tons of pipe depending on size.
The decision to build covered storage was included in the facility's priority plan that was the outcome of regular meetings with the mill's partners that expressed a preference that product should retain its marketable appearance. Previously, finished product would be stored outdoors prior to being shipped to customers which could not fully protect pipe from corrosion. The plan is to double the weather-proof storage space for pipe at the Almetyevsk Pipe Mill by the end of the year.
"We primarily look to the needs of our partners in what we do. We give due consideration to all their suggestions. Covered storage is yet another step in our drive to meet our principal customers in the oil and gas and construction industries half-way", noted Almetyevsk Pipe Mill Managing Director Artur Pleshkov.