The Izhora Pipe Mill, part of Severstal, one of the worldís leading steel and steel-related mining companies, has received certification allowing it to supply pipes to the European market, which would include the South Stream pipe line systemís on-land sections.
The Izhora Pipe Mill, located in St. Petersburg, met all the necessary standards for certification according to directives 97/23/EC and regulations (EU) 305/2011. Furthermore, all of the plantís welders and welding processes were certified according to the EN 287-1:2011 standard.
Nikolay Skorokhvatov, CEO of the Izhora Pipe Mill, commented: ďThis EU certification is an important development for our company. We were very diligent in ensuring that all necessary preparations were made and resources were available to achieve this. We look forward to supplying customers in the European market with our market-leading products and superior service.Ē
In August 2013, the Mill was audited by representatives from TUV Rheinland, the certification organization.