Due to the damage to the energy infrastructure of Ukraine as a result of the shelling of the Russian Federation, the company is forced to rebuild its production processes

Pipe and wheel company Interpipe due to damage to the energy infrastructure of Ukraine as a result of shelling of the Russian Federation, was forced to transfer the main production to night shifts. The communications director of Interpipe, Lyudmila Novak, told about it, reports the company’s press service.

“Currently, our enterprises are limited in electricity consumption, which forces Interpipe to rebuild production processes, produce more products in night shifts and work at minimum revolutions during the day,” the message says.

In addition, since the beginning of the war, the company has faced two more major challenges, among them logistics and markets.

In the conditions of the blockade of Ukrainian seaports, the company had to build new supply chains. Currently, Interpipe products are delivered to customers in the USA and the Middle East through European ports.

Although the company continues to export products, major oil-producing giants have put cooperation with the company on pause and are not placing large project orders due to the war and related risks.

“Nine months of war showed that Ukrainian business is able to reliably hold the economic front. Produce and export despite port blockades and electricity restrictions, while providing military and civilian aid. Ukrainians are indomitable, and victory will be ours,” Lyudmila Novak summed up.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in the first half of 2022, Interpipe reduced steel production by 36% compared to the same period in 2021 – to 286,000 tons. The production of railway products during this period fell by 50% y/y – to 40 thousand tons, the production of pipes – by 19% y/y, to 205 thousand tons.

Interpipe is an international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company, one of the top 10 global manufacturers of seamless pipes and one of the top 3 manufacturers of wrought wheels.