Ukrainian steel pipe producer eyes growth in Qatar

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) DOHA: Ukrainian steel producer ‘Interpipe’, which currently supplies 50 percent of seamless steel pipes in Qatar, plans to significantly enhance its presence in the market over the next five years, as the country transforms its infrastructure to meet growing demand ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Interpipe, one of the world’s leading producers of steel pipes, is well positioned to broaden its share of the Qatari market over the next five years.

Opportunities for development around chilled water systems, fire-fighting 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 a meeting to increase bilateral cooperation between Qatar and key Ukrainian businesses.

Interpipe’s Andrey Burtsev, Vice President of Pipe Sales in the Middle East, 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.

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.

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