Abu Dhabi , UAE
Established in 2015, Al Gharbia Pipe Company (AGPC) is the regions most advanced carbon steel LSAW pipe manufacturer producing sour service line pipe and structural pipe from 18� � 60� diameter with wall thickness up to 44.5 mm. AGPC is a Joint Venture between Abu Dhabi holding company SENAAT (ADQ) and JFE Steel Corp. & Marubeni Itochu Steel from Japan. AGPC�s factory is a fully automated Industry 4.0 compliant production line with an annual capacity of 400,000 tons. The company is strategically located in KEZAD Abu Dhabi, close to Khalifa Port. Al Gharbia started commercial production in 2019 and has since then delivered several hundred kilometer of large diameter line pipe to ADNOC, most of it for critical sour service. Since then AGPC has received several approvals from energy companies in the Gulf Region and beyond opening the door for further expansion. The company is currently investing in additional testing equipment to measure �hard spots� on steel plate to ensure maximum resistance to H2S in carbon steel pipe. A program to test suitability of AGPC pipe for hydrogen service is ongoing.