Outokumpu has won a contract to supply tailor-made advanced materials for chemical tankers. Outokumpu will supply 12 250 tonnes of duplex 2205® stainless steel to a Chinese shipyard for five chemical tankers ordered by Stolt Tankers. Stolt Tankers operates one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated fleet of chemicals tankers. The contract also includes an option for additional three vessels.
Once completed, these tankers will be used to transport various liquid chemicals throughout the world. The use of duplex grade in cargo tanks enables reduced weight, excellent corrosion resistance and high strength, all necessary in transporting chemicals in a safe and efficient way.
Outokumpu will supply large-sized plates in tailor-made dimensions. The delivery also includes further added value services such as edge preparation, forming and welding to larger assembly sections.
“Together with Outokumpu’s technical support and training program for the customer, this contract forms a unique scope of supply within the stainless steel industry. It gives the customer an optimal solution to reduce lead times as well as guarantee the quality with a single point of contact. Our extensive experience and quality reputation with the shipping industry were decisive factors for us to win this deal,” says Leif Rosén, Senior Vice President, Special Plate.
The deliveries will start in early 2014 and continue throughout 2015.
Outokumpu is the global leader in stainless steel and high performance alloys. We create advanced materials that are efficient, long lasting and recyclable – thus building a world that lasts forever. Stainless steel, invented a century ago, is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications from cutlery to bridges, energy and medical equipment: it is 100% recyclable, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, durable and hygienic. Outokumpu employs more than 16 000 professionals in more than 40 countries, with headquarters in Espoo, Finland and shares listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.outokumpu.com