The current issue of our Line Pipe Global concentrates on the topic of secure energy supplies. What we in Germany and the rest of Europe have taken for granted for many decades has suddenly thrust itself into the spotlight as a result of the war in Ukraine.
Swift political and economic action was needed to combat shortages and disruptions to the supply of oil and gas. As a result – and this can now be said with certainty – successful countermeasures have been taken.
The fact that we at Mannesmann Line Pipe have played a part in this brings our capabilities into sharp focus. At the same time, it clearly shows how essential it is for the German and European economy to be and stay self-sufficient in this important industrial sector.
And from now on, another factor will play a key role in safeguarding a reliable supply of energy and water, for the entire energy sector is undergoing a massive transformation process as part of the planned energy transition.
As a production company in the steel industry, we face a twofold challenge here. Firstly, we have to change our production processes in order to establish a climate-friendly value chain. At the same time, we are called upon to develop innovative application products for our customers and bring them to market maturity so that they too can operate sustainably and with carbon neutrality.
With over a century of experience and technically high-grade Mannesmann steel tubes, we meet these challenges day in, day out. In this issue, you can find out exactly how: from the delivery of HFI-
welded H2-ready products for LNG terminals at short notice, through technically sophisticated Zap-Lok™ pipes and flowlines to innovative system components for open district heating networks and material-saving load-bearing structures in stadium construction, such as at Everton FC in Liverpool.
I wish you an inspiring and enjoyable read!