About Us

EUROPIPE was founded in 1991 by the merger of the large-diameter pipe activities of Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke, GTS Industries and Mannesmannröhren-Werke. Since then, EUROPIPE has been the market leader in the large-diameter pipe industry.

The history of the company dates back to the 19th century and the founding of its shareholders extends back to the 17th century. Today Salzgitter Mannesmann GmbH and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke each hold 50 % of the shares of EUROPIPE GmbH.

We are based in Mülheim an der Ruhr/Germany where we operate a manufacturing facility for longitudinally arc-welded large-diameter pipes with a capacity of up to 1.4 million tonnes or 3.000 km per year.

In order to protect the steel pipes against physical damage and corrosion, EUROPIPE offers the most effective methods to protect against corrosion. A modern coating and lining plant, our subsidiary MÜLHEIM PIPECOATINGS GmbH, is located in the immediate vicinity of our pipe mill.

Our core principles

One of the basic requirements for the prosperity of a society is access to energy and water. These essential commodities are transported through pipes safely and economically. EUROPIPE is committed to pipe technology – to the benefit of all. We at EUROPIPE want to expand our leading position as a manufacturer of large-diameter pipes and provider of associated services by providing our customers

  • with the lowest possible operating costs for long-life pipes
  • with the lowest medium transport costs and our employees
  • with long-term and secure jobs with opportunities for personal development

Production

Plate infeed

Crimping

U-ing

O-ing

Tack welding

Inside seam welding

Outside seam welding

Ultra- sonic weld inspection

X-ray weld inspection / filmless radiography

Mechanical expansion

Final inspection of surfaces and pipe geometry

References

North Sea and Baltic Sea offshore since the 1970s

Perfect fit for laybarge operations. Multi territorial requirements fulfilled

In ServiceSince 1970s
CustomerVarious
UsageOffshore
MediumOil & Gas
Steel gradeUp to X70 – SAWL incl. sour
Design PressureUp to 250 bar
EUROPIPE lengthMore than 11.000 km
EUROPIPE tonnageMore than 3 million tonnes
DiameterUp 48“, incl. constant ID
Wall ThicknessUp to 35,0 mm

Scarborough gas ressource

The Scarborough gas resource is located in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.

CustomerWoodside
UsageOffshore
MediumGas
Steel gradeL485 ME SAWL
Total length430 km
EUROPIPE length430 km
EUROPIPE tonnage300.000 tonnes
Size32“ / 36“ x 27,3 mm
Year2022 / 2023

Süddeutsche Erdgasleitung (SEL)

The Süddeutsche Erdgasleitung (SEL) is part of the energy transition. As the first hydrogen pipeline in Baden-Württemberg with a connection to European transport routes, it will transport hydrogen from 2030.

CustomerTerranets
UsageOnshore
MediumGas/Hydrogen
Steel gradeL415 ME SAWL
EUROPIPE length27 km
EUROPIPE tonnage19.000 tonnes
Size40“ / 48“ x 22,2 to 28,6 mm w/th
Year2023 / 2024

Baltic pipe project

The Baltic Pipe is a natural gas pipeline between Europipe II (which traverses the North Sea between Norway and Germany) and Poland. It is a strategic infrastructure project to create a new European gas supply corridor.

CustomerGAZ SYSTEM S.A.
UsageOffshore
MediumGas
Steel grade450 DF - SAWL
Total length900 km
EUROPIPE length275 km (Offshore Baltic Sea)
EUROPIPE tonnage130.000 tonnes
Size36“ OD
Year2020

Yggdrasil

The Yggdrasil field is located in a water depth of approx. 110 m in the central part of the North Sea, 135 km west of the Norwegian port city of Bergen.

CustomerEquinor Energy AS
UsageOffshore
MediumSourgas / Oil
Steel gradeSAWL 450 FDS / SAWL 450 D
EUROPIPE length125 km
EUROPIPE tonnage44.000 tonnes
Size28“ x 19,05 to 22,23 mm w/th
24“ x 24,61 mm
Year2024

Capacity4Gas

The pipeline is of strategic importance for Czech Republic and the neighbouring countries.

CustomerNET4GAS
UsageOnshore
MediumGas
Steel gradeL485 ME
Total length150 km
EUROPIPE length118 km
EUROPIPE tonnage75.000 tonnes
Size56“ OD x 18,0/21,5 mm w/ th
Year2018 - 2019

Partners

Research & Development

Our ability to innovate is a key component of our success. EUROPIPE maintains decades of cooperation with various research institutes. "Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung" (SZMF), the research institute of Salzgitter Group, is the centre of excellence for research and development. The cooperation with a great number of universities and scientific facilities is coordinated and managed from SZMF. All of the institute's laboratories are accredited.

We develop existing products, processes and services together with customers and suppliers, creating new solutions.

SALZGITTER MANNESMANN FORSCHUNG

Pre-Material

The steel used by EUROPIPE primarily comes from the plants of our two shareholders. The most important properties that are required of our large-diameter pipes are aimed for at the steel mill already: stability, durability and suitability for welding under building site conditions.

Steel slabs are rolled into high-quality large-diameter pipe sheets at the three sheet mills of AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke and Salzgitter Mannesmann Grobblech GmbH, usually using the thermo mechanical process, with or without subsequent accelerated cooling. This establishes the best prerequisites for our pipes.

AG DER DILLINGER HÜTTENWERKE
SALZGITTER MANNESMANN GROBBLECH

Pipe Bending

For decades, the Pipe Bending plant of Salzgitter Mannesmann Grobblech, which is located on the same site in Mülheim, supports EUROPIPE with world-class pipe bending capabilities. The pipes with wall thicknesses of up to 170mm are hot formed by induction heating.

SALZGITTER MANNESMANN GROBBLECH

Quality Management

Quality is a global language

Our success is based on a very simple principle: To not just contribute ideas, but to think ahead. With this in mind each of our staff is dedicated to even more efficient products, better manufacturing processes, excellent service and an even more successful cooperation with our customers.

Our quality management system facilitates this process. It is based on the API Q1 and ISO 9001 standards, and all of our locations have been ISO 9001 certified.

We can monitor compliance with these standards at any time, and implement improvements on the basis of objective measurements and audits.

We and our partners and suppliers fulfill the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and ISO 45001 specifications.

In addition, we are actively working towards fulfilling ISO 27001..

 

 

 

 

System Documents

  • EMM, Process Descriptions
  • QHSE Plans
  • Procedures, Guidelines
  • Quality Standards | Work Instructions

Documents Dependent on Customer

  • Customer Specifications
  • Manufacturing Procedure Specifications (MPS)
  • QA / QC Instructions

EUROPIPE Management System / QHSE

The oil and gas pipeline market requirements are extremely challenging. In order to fulfil and exceed these, EUROPIPE operates a fine-tuned value chain, from molten metal to the final coated pipe, delivered on time and on specification, anywhere on the planet.

All relevant QHSE activities in this value chain have been analysed and documented. The resulting comprehensive set of process descriptions, plans, procedures, guidelines and the EUROPIPE Management Manual (EMM) describe the EUROPIPE Management System. It forms the basis for all activities in our company and interactions with our customers. It assures that all client-related product and manufacturing specifications are reflected in detailed QA/QC instructions and that these match the relevant work instructions and quality standards of the EUROPIPE Management System. This guarantees that all client related processes result in a successful project and sustainable business activity.

Our quality management system is based on the standards API Q1 and ISO 9001. EUROPIPE has held ISO 9001 certification since 1993. This means the processes are planned, carried out and documented according to the same, binding set of standards. We can check compliance with these rules at all times. Any necessary improvements can be undertaken based on objective measurements and audits in addition to our extensive operational experience.

 

 

Quality

The EUROPIPE Quality Management System is based on the following principles and benefits

  • EUROPIPE is part of an integrated production chain, from steel-making to pipe coating. EUROPIPE purchases pre-material as well as operational resources from qualified suppliers.
  • EUROPIPE products are manufactured and inspected with state-of-the-art computer support as well as automated control of production and transport processes. This allows for a constant high level of quality and complete traceability of every product.
  • Data retrieved by the automated control system is used for documentation and statistical analysis. It makes an essential contribution to the continuous improvement of EUROPIPE processes.
  • Compliance with deadlines is ensured by an integrated production planning system and supply chain management.
  • EUROPIPE integrates both customer requirements and market developments into its extensive product development activities. Furthermore, EUROPIPE continuously invests in the improvement of production, inspection and testing processes.

Environmental Protection

Our aim is to minimize the environmental impact of our business activities.

Therefore, we have committed ourselves to the following guidelines:

  • Reduction of our corporate CO2 footprint.
  • Compliance with relevant environmental laws and regulations is the basis of our operational decisions.
  • It is our aim to motivate our employees to take care of the environment. We inform and train employees on all levels and increase their awareness of environmental protection as part of their day-to-day business.
  • Our production is orientated towards spending resources sparingly, reducing the generation of waste and wastewater through closed circuit management, and preventing emissions escaping into water, soil and air. To this end, we employ the best technology available.
  • By selecting appropriate raw materials and supplies, pollution levels of waste and wastewater are to be minimised as far as possible.
  • In order to prevent and control events that could have an impact on the environment, we have implemented an emergency response system.
  • Every manager is convinced that environmental protection is an indispensable component of our management system.

Certifications

EUROPIPE Group

Europipe GmbH, Germany

Mülheim Pipe Coatings GmbH, Germany