4,500 Tons of High-Alloy Nickel Plate for the Amur Project

Fabricated heavy plates from the Salzgitter Group for the Amur Ethylene Production Plant on the Russian-Chinese border

Universal Stahl and Ilsenburger Grobblech are supplying approx. 4,500 tons of high-alloy nickel plate in ASTM A645M Grade B for tanks at the ethylene production plant in eastern Russia.

The Salzgitter Group acts as a supplier of ready-to-install tank components, from heavy plate production through prefabrication and cut-to-size parts to logistics.

Universal Stahl is responsible for the project management including export packaging, production of all cut-to-size parts and bending of the shell plates for the tanks. Ilsenburger Grobblech supplies the high-alloy nickel plates and provides the welding edge preparation of the heavy plate. The plates are manufactured on Ilsenburger Grobblech's newly constructed quenching and heat treatment line.

After processing, the 4,500 tons of material will be packed into 300 steel racks and delivered to the construction site on the Russian-Chinese border. The Owner will use the steel to construct storage tanks for an ethylene production plant.

The ethylene production plant will be part of the Amur Gas Chemical Complex (GCC) project which forms one of the world's largest gas chemical facilities in the Svobodnensky District of the Amur Region as part of the Svobodny Priority Development Area (PDA). Feedstock for the project will be sourced from the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP), which processes wet gas from deposits in Siberia and the Republic of Yakutia.

Clean Power by Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

Our specialty, the 9% nickel alloy steels allow modern cruise ships to be powered with cleaner propulsion than conventional heavy oil-powered ships.

The "AIDA Nova" is the first of a series of four Helios class cruise ships that will be fitted with low-temperature tanks made of a total of 1,200 tons of Ilsenburger heavy plates for liquid natural gas (LNG). With their LNG propulsion, all four ships will reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 25%. As this propulsion technology emits virtually no soot, emissions such as sulfur compounds and particulates are substantially reduced.

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Our great depth in production covering process steps from edge finishing to bending of the tank sheets offer our customers a crucial competitive advantage beyond the special steel.


Papua New Guinea – Low-Temperature Steel for the Tropics

Over 3,400 tons of Ilsenburger 9 % nickel alloyed special grade heavy plates were delivered to Papua New Guinea for the "PNG LNG" project. The material was used to build two low-temperature tanks with a capacity to hold approximately 6.6 million tons of liquid natural gas.

For this project, the sheets were processed with additional steps such as blasting, coating, edge finishing and bending by Ilsenburger Grobblech. Our nickel sheets were used at the building site as perfectly prepared sheets for the outer skin, the tank floor and to build additionally auxiliary equipment. Both LNG tanks are used for intermediate storage of liquid natural gas (LNG). Now customers throughout Southeast Asia are supplied with the gas produced in Papua New Guinea.