The focus of this issue is on the diversity of our products and their wide range of possible applications. Highly advanced technically and qualitatively and competitively priced, HFI-welded steel pipes can be put, after all, to a wide variety of uses in many different industries. We are constantly refining our products and, in cooperation with our colleagues from sales and support from the Business & Development Department, are constantly on the lookout for new markets and applications.
With sustainable and innovative products, we are therefore already involved in one of the most promising areas of research and application, that of the transport and storage of hydrogen on an industrial scale. This is a new market for many of our customers, with whom we are collaborating on products for the challenges of the future and the success of the energy transition.
The extension of our range of wall thicknesses for offshore installations using the Zap-LokTM process is a good example of how we are never happy to rest on our laurels. The report on the Tembikai gas pipeline project in Malaysia shows how we were able to qualify our steel pipes and ourselves as suppliers in the Far East within a very short time and which partners were instrumental in this process.
Alongside new applications, however, there are always new product-related activities and services. This is the subject of the report on the successful new marketing strategy for our MSH sections. They have already been used in numerous industries and construction projects all over the world – as currently on SC Freiburg's new football stadium and in Copenhagen in what is certainly the world's most innovative waste-to-energy plant with a ski slope on its roof.
The projects in the Netherlands and southern France presented in this issue also provide fascinating insights into the many other possible applications of our versatile HFI-welded steel pipe bearing the Mannesmann label.
I wish you an inspiring and enjoyable read.