Tenaris to supply line pipe for Northern Lights CO₂ Transportation and Storage Project

Equinor has awarded Tenaris the supply of tubulars for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage facilities in Norway. From its Dalmine mill in Italy, Tenaris will produce 105km 12” Carbon Manganese (C-Mn) seamless line pipe for the milestone project.

“For this unique project, we leveraged our extensive track record, our technical capabilities and environmental commitment to support the project with line pipe products, contributing to the development of a value chain for Carbon Capture and Storage. Participation in an industry defining project such as Northern Lights marks an important forward step for Tenaris and its positioning and product development strategy for its energy transition agenda”, said Gregoire Flipo, Tenaris Line pipe & Process Commercial Vice President.

Tenaris has announced a medium-term plan to reduce its CO2 emissions intensity per ton of steel by 30% compared to its level in 2018 by 2030.

The company will achieve this target by using a higher proportion of recycled steel scrap in the metallic mix, carrying out investments to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy for part of its energy requirements.

“We will give additional transparency and evaluation to this program, which will be followed on a quarterly basis in our Board. This will become an ever more important part of our agenda in the coming years,” said Paolo Rocca, Tenaris Chairman & CEO.

Northern Lights is responsible for developing and operating CO2 transport and storage facilities, open to third parties, as part of Longship, the Norwegian Government’s full-scale carbon capture and storage project. Equinor is responsible for delivering the facilities onshore and offshore as a technical service provider to Northern Lights JV.

Tenaris and Equinor are longstanding business partners, and within its framework agreement, the two companies will continue to collaborate on projects that promote shared values of sustainable, responsible development of energy resources.

Northern Lights enables the mitigation of industrial process emissions for which there is currently no scalable solution, accelerates the decarbonisation of European industry, and facilitates the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. It is the project that will build the world’s first underwater CO2 storage facility. By 2024, a tank will be activated at a depth of 2,600 meters in the North Sea and 100 kilometers from the Norwegian west coast where 1.5 million tons of CO2 per year can be stored. The goal is to stoke five million. Shell and Total are also partners in the project. In addition to them, the Norwegian government, which has allocated over 1.6 billion euros.

EuroBLECH 2020 postponed to 9 – 12 March 2021

Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced the postponement of EuroBLECH, which was scheduled to take place at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany from 27 to 30 October 2020. The new dates for the next EuroBLECH, 26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, are 9 -12 March 2021. This decision was taken after extensive conversations with all exhibitors and partners over recent weeks and months who have expressed their preference not to hold the show in October, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Uncertainties around travel restrictions in order to maintain the truly international character of the EuroBLECH event were also a concern to many participants.

Speaking about the announcement, Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of Mack Brooks Exhibitions said: “The past months have been challenging, in particular for the sheet metal working industry and its related industry sectors. We have seen a decrease in orders of capital goods and many companies are telling us about their challenges in dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although we have recently received authority approval for our Safety and Security concept to hold EuroBLECH in October this year, we have decided to postpone EuroBLECH to Spring 2021”.

As part of a recent series of industry surveys, the participants of EuroBLECH indicated their requirement to network and conduct business in order to pave the way for the recovery of the industry following the Covid-19 pandemic. EuroBLECH will therefore offer a virtual hub for the global sheet metal working industry in October: “Following feedback from our exhibitors and visitors indicating the need to participate in an event, even if not in a physical form, we will organise a Digital Innovation Summit taking place from 27 to 30 October, our planned event slot. This Digital Innovation Summit will provide our exhibitors with a platform to demonstrate their latest machines and solutions and arrange virtual meetings with international visitors. We believe it is our duty to assist the industry through these extraordinary times by offering a market place this year as a platform for innovations and a starting point for the recovery of the industry”, continued Nicola Hamann.

The EuroBLECH Team will communicate closely with customers and partners over the coming weeks and months and thank their exhibitors, partners, suppliers and visitors for their support during this challenging time. Further information on the Digital Innovation Summit containing details on the Online Presentation Theatre for exhibitors, video on demand options and matchmaking facilities, will be available shortly.

Every two years, the world’s largest sheet metal working technology exhibition attracts top industry professionals from all over the world. The show targets specialists at all management levels in small and medium-sized companies as well as large enterprises from all key industry sectors. Featuring an enormous amount of live machine demonstrations, EuroBLECH is renowned with international sheet metal working professionals as the most important event to find smart solutions and the right machines, equipment and materials for their companies. A total of 56,307 international trade visitors attended the previous show.

For updates and further information, please visit the event website: www.euroblech.com

wire Russia will take place in Moscow in 2021 parallel to Tube Russia, Metallurgy Russia and Litmash Russia

The leading regional Russian trade fair for the wire and cable industry – wire Russia – will take place in the Russian metropolis from 8 to 10 June 2021. Around 200 companies from 25 countries are expected at the Moscow EXPOCENTRE in Krasnaya Presnya.

Together with its local partner VNIIKP, All-Russian Cable Scientific Research and Development Institute, Messe Düsseldorf Moscow will once again be staging the regional highlight of the wire and cable industry in 2021 in Hall 1 of EXPOCENTRE over three days.

Many companies from Russia, its neighbouring countries and from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland and Italy will be travelling to the Russian capital to establish new business relations, intensify existing contacts and present technological innovations from the wire and cable industry.

The exhibitors at wire Russia show machines and plants for wire production and wire refinement, forming technology, spring production technology, cable and strand machines, tools and aids for process engineering as well as measuring and control technology. The product range is supplemented by wire rod, bright wire, wire mesh, special wire, cables and plates.

The trade fairs Tube Russia, Metallurgy Russia and Litmash Russia are held parallel to wire Russia.

Current technologies in the fields of tube manufacturing, tube processing and tube machining are the focus of Tube Russia 2021. Once again, the ITA (International Tube Association) together with Messe Düsseldorf will be organising a Tube Industry Development 2021 seminar, which will focus on practical applications for tubes and tube technologies.

Tube Russia 2021 is organised and carried out by Metal-Expo together with Messe Düsseldorf Moscow.

Further information on wire Russia 2021 and Tube Russia 2021 can be found in the Internet portals at: www.wire-russia.com and www.Tube-russia.com.

KASTO, seamless linking of sheet metal storage systems and processing machines  

An efficient, fully-automated material flow offers companies significant time and cost advantages in sheet metal processing. This is why KASTO has now expanded its product portfolio with a manipulator for the unmanned handling of sheet metal. The manipulator seamlessly connects the manufacturer’s fully-automatic storage systems with laser cutting machines from various suppliers.

KASTO’s new and cost-effective sheet metal manipulator is suitable for separating sheets, feeding various processing machines and removing good parts and remnants. It is equipped with a vacuum cross bar, which picks up individual sheets in pre-prepared packages from the storage facility and places them on the table of the respective processing machine. The lasered individual parts and the residual sheet skeleton can also be removed from the working area of the machine using the rake cross bar. This permits unstaffed production at high throughput speeds and relieves staff of the laborious and potentially risky task of handling the large-format sheets.

One special advantage of this KASTO solution is that it can be flexibly combined with machines from different manufacturers, so users can be independent in their choice of machine suppliers and can implement complete, tailor-made systems to match the requirements of their sheet metal processing perfectly. Customers also have a range of options with the storage technology: among other applications, the KASTO UNITOWER and UNILINE sheet metal storage systems can be used together with the manipulator. With its compact and space-saving design, the manipulator can be easily integrated into almost any production environment. This seamless connection of storage facility and processing machines is an economical and sustainable alternative for both steel distributors and industrial manufacturing companies.

L’India continua ad essere uno dei mercati dell’alluminio più dinamici

L’India è uno dei mercati dell’alluminio in più rapida crescita. L’industria sta espandendo le sue capacità e investendo in nuove tecnologie per soddisfare la crescente domanda nei settori dell’energia, dei trasporti, dell’edilizia e dell’imballaggio.

ALUMINIUM INDIA 2021 rispecchierà lo sviluppo di questo mercato all’inizio del prossimo anno. Dal 4 al 6 febbraio si terrà a Bhubaneswar, nel cuore dell’industria indiana dell’alluminio, il più grande evento industriale di questo subcontinente. La fiera sarà accompagnata dalla rinomata Conferenza INCAL organizzata dalla Aluminium Association of India (AAI).

Sono attesi 2.500 visitatori e 120 espositori provenienti da India, Cina, Nord America ed Europa per la settima edizione di ALUMINIUM INDIA – dai fornitori di tecnologie internazionali ai produttori e trasformatori regionali.

Mercati in crescita della mobilità elettrica, dei sistemi elettrici e delle smart cities

In India sono soprattutto i progetti infrastrutturali a guidare la crescita e ad aprire opportunità di mercato per l’industria dell’alluminio. Uno dei progetti più grandi è la modernizzazione della rete elettrica, ma anche l’edilizia commerciale e le smart city inducono la domanda.

L’India vuole anche portare la mobilità elettrica a un livello successivo: entro il 2030 il 30% di tutti i nuovi veicoli immatricolati sarà costituito da veicoli elettrici, a partire dal 2030 si prevede di immatricolare solo autovetture con trazione a batteria. I finanziamenti statali a tal fine sono aumentati notevolmente. I due produttori giapponesi Toyota e Suzuki hanno già annunciato il desiderio di sviluppare insieme un modello esclusivamente per l’India.

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