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Interpipe targets significant growth in Qatar

by Yamurai Zendera on Jun 28, 2016

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Ukrainian steel producer Interpipe plans to significantly grow its presence in Qatar over the next five years, it has said.

Interpipe’s project portfolio includes Doha Oasis, Mall of Qatar, Grand Park, Hamad International Airport, Internal Security Forces Camp (Duhail) and other jobs. In the second half of 2016, Interpipe will produce steel pipes for Qatar Rail’s Doha Metro Red Line South.

The opportunities for development around chilled water systems, firefighting applications and infrastructure were discussed during a meeting held at the Ukrainian Embassy in Doha.

Viktor Bisovetskyi, Interpipe Qatar country manager and Andrey Burtsev vice-president of pipe sales in the Middle East together with Yevhen Mykytenko, the Ukrainian ambassador to Qatar and Volodymyr Kuruts, the Ukrainian counsellor for Trade and Economic Affairs were all in attendance at the gathering.

Burtsev said: “The supply of high quality, certified steel products is critical to the region’s massive infrastructure programme, and nowhere is that more true than in Qatar today as it prepares for a the event of a lifetime in 2022.

“In the Middle East and around the world, the Interpipe brand stands for quality, durability and certified performance and our share of the seamless steel market in Doha is testament to that.

“We believe that by deepening our level of engagement in Qatar and forging stronger relationships the Interpipe business has an important role to play in delivering the materials that underpin the infrastructure critical to sustainable development and long-term economic development in Qatar.”