Ultra-Large Projects

The pipeline industry has created a new class of pipeline project: the ultra-large project class. These projects are significantly more complex in terms of capabilities in technology, logistics, delivery reliability and deadlines compared to standard projects.

The requirements of these types of projects play to the strengths of the EUROPIPE Group. We provide the largest capacity in the pipe industry plus resilient manufacturing systems which can withstand high utilisation for sustained periods of time.

More than one third of the 18 million tonnes that we have produced since 1991 have been for just ten ultra-large projects. We also maintain reserve capacity for other projects, even when producing or coating pipes for an ultra-large project.

We operate to the same exacting quality standards in all of the Group’s pipe mills, which allows us to even share production between the manufacturing facilities. During the Gulfstream project, in which we supplied nearly 450,000 tonnes (> 1,000 km) of pipes in a record time of only seven months, we leveraged this capability by supplying the project from three of the Group’s pipe mills.