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Stainless Steel – A part of the green solution

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Most likely when being asked if stainless steel is an environmental friendly product. Most people will say no. This answer is most likely based on the fact that it is associated with heavy duty applications. Like ships, automotive, aerospace and heavy industry. And the fact that a lot of energy is needed in the production of steel. To an extent, this is true, but one has to take a look at the whole picture to reach a sound conclusion.

So why is stainless steel a part of the solution in our efforts to solve the environmental challenges we face?

Well for starters, stainless steel is produced using 85% recycled material. There aren’t that many materials that are 100% recyclable an infinite number of times without it losing its key properties such as strength and corrosion resistance. It is also worth noting that, with the notable exception of austenitic grades, all stainless steel has magnetic properties, allowing them to be easily separated from the recycling stream.

Co2 emissions stemming for the production of stainless steel is far less than that of other comparable materials such as aluminum and iron. This is because production methods are highly modernized and the fact that coal is not used in the production of stainless steel. In fact, the start of the modern production of stainless steel fueled the development of hydropower, for example in Italy in the early 20th century.

The high strength of stainless steel alloys allows for thinner products that leads to less weight. In turn this means that less energy is needed to move object built in stainless steel compared to those built in structural steel or carbon steel.

There is hardly any doubt in the minds of experts that stainless steel is one of the most durable and long-lasting substances in the world. Much of its impeccable durability and endurance can be owed to its incredible corrosion resistance. Since stainless steel can last for decades, if not centuries, it earns the right to be called a green alloy simply based on its longevity. It is also worth noting that stainless steel is among the most hygienic materials in the world and requires minimal use of cleaning agents to be properly maintained.

For example, had the Golden Gate bridge been built in stainless there would be no need for the application of 5000 – 10 000 gallons of paint yearly in maintenance.

Stainless Steel alloys are integrated and crucial for many green technological products

In almost all products produced to clean emissions to our air, stainless steel is crucial. Catalytic converters, diesel filters, marine scrubbers etc.

In applications that reduce the use of fossil fuels. Stainless Steel condensing boilers have a 100% efficiency rating. Solar panels utilize stainless steel to ensure a long-life span and to reduce their weight so that they can be installed on buildings and raised from the ground. The improvement of the efficiency of fuel cells needs stainless steel to support the electrodes.

Stainless steel is used to produce waste water and water cleaning systems. Stainless steel pipes for drinking systems help to keep water clean and quality standards high. Stainless steel guarantees lasting hygiene and prevents the formation of any medium on which bacteria can grow. Correct grade selection will minimize the risk of any localized corrosion, meaning there is practically no contamination of water in contact with the stainless steel.

Credits: Baltimore Sun

History of the modern steel industry

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Steel has become such an intricate part of our everyday life that it does not register in our conscious mind. For us at Sverdrup Steel alloys is what our workday is made up off.  Still this is a very current perspective and narrowed down to our niche.

To gain some perspective we would like to look at the history of the modern steel industry. Steel is an alloy composed of between 0.2 and 2.0 percent carbon, with the balance being iron.

Before about 1860, steel was an expensive product, made in small quantities and used mostly for swords, tools and cutlery; all large metal structures were made of wrought or cast iron. Steelmaking was centered in Sheffield and Middlesbrough, Britain, which supplied the European and American markets. The introduction of cheap steel was due to the Bessemer and the open hearth processes, two technological advances made in England.

Bessemer steel was widely used for ship plate. By the 1850s, the speed, weight, and quantity of railway traffic was limited by the strength of the wrought iron rails in use. The solution was to turn to steel rails, which the Bessemer process made competitive in price. Experience quickly proved steel had much greater strength and durability and could handle the increasingly heavy and faster engines and cars.

Bessemer Converter, outside entrance to Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

Britain

19th Century

Britain led the world’s Industrial Revolution with its early commitment to coal mining, steam power, textile mills, machinery, railways, and shipbuilding. Britain’s demand for iron and steel, combined with ample capital and energetic entrepreneurs, made it the world leader in the first half of the 19th century.

In 1875, Britain accounted for 47% of world production of pig iron, a third of which came from the Middlesbrough area and almost 40% of steel. 40% of British output was exported to the U.S., which was rapidly building its rail and industrial infrastructure. Two decades later in 1896, however, the British share of world production had plunged to 29% for pig iron and 22.5% for steel, and little was sent to the U.S. The U.S. was now the world leader and Germany was catching up to Britain. Britain had lost its American market, and was losing its role elsewhere; indeed American products were now underselling British steel in Britain.

The growth of pig iron output was dramatic. Britain went from 1.3 million tons in 1840 to 6.7 million in 1870 and 10.4 in 1913. The US started from a lower base, but grew faster; from 0.3 million tons in 1840, to 1.7 million in 1870, and 31.5 million in 1913. Germany went from 0.2 million tons in 1859 to 1.6 in 1871 and 19.3 in 1913. France, Belgium, Austria-Hungary, and Russia, combined, went from 2.2 million tons in 1870 to 14.1 million tons in 1913, on the eve of the World War. During the war the demand for artillery shells and other supplies caused a spurt in output and a diversion to military uses.

“In 1875, Britain accounted for 47% of world production of pig iron”

Germany

The Ruhr Valley provided an excellent location for the German iron and steel industry because of the availability of raw materials, coal, transport, a skilled labor force, nearby markets, and an entrepreneurial spirit that led to the creation of many firms, often in close conjunction with coal mines. By 1850 the Ruhr had 50 iron works with 2,813 full-time employees. The first modern furnace was built in 1849. The creation of the German Empire in 1871 gave further impetus to rapid growth, as Germany started to catch up with Britain. From 1880 to World War I, the industry of the Ruhr area consisted of numerous enterprises, each working on a separate level of production. Mixed enterprises could unite all levels of production through vertical integration, thus lowering production costs. Technological progress brought new advantages as well. These developments set the stage for the creation of combined business concerns.

The leading firm was Friedrich Krupp AG run by the Krupp family. Many diverse, large-scale family firms such as Krupp’s reorganized in order to adapt to the changing conditions and meet the economic depression of the 1870s, which reduced the earnings in the German iron and steel industry. Krupp reformed his accounting system to better manage his growing empire, adding a specialized bureau of calculation as well as a bureau for the control of times and wages. The rival firm GHH quickly followed, as did Thyssen AG, which had been founded by August Thyssen in 1867. Germany became Europe’s leading steel-producing nation in the late 19th century, thanks in large part to the protection from American and British competition afforded by tariffs and cartels.

From Krupps turret factory in Essen before WW1

By 1913 American and German exports dominated the world steel market, and Britain slipped to third place. German steel production grew explosively from 1 million metric tons in 1885 to 10 million in 1905 and peaked at 19 million in 1918. In the 1920s Germany produced about 15 million tons, but output plunged to 6 million in 1933. Under the Nazis, steel output peaked at 22 million tons in 1940, then dipped to 18 million in 1944 under Allied bombing. The merger of four major firms into the German Steel Trust (Vereinigte Stahlwerke) in 1926 was modeled on the U.S. Steel corporation in the U.S. The goal was to move beyond the limitations of the old cartel system by incorporating advances simultaneously inside a single corporation. The new company emphasized rationalization of management structures and modernization of the technology; it employed a multi-divisional structure and used return on investment as its measure of success. It represented the “Americanization” of the German steel industry because its internal structure, management methods, use of technology, and emphasis on mass production. The chief difference was that consumer capitalism as an industrial strategy did not seem plausible to German steel industrialists.

In iron and steel and other industries, German firms avoided cut-throat competition and instead relied on trade associations. Germany was a world leader because of its prevailing “corporatist mentality”, its strong bureaucratic tradition, and the encouragement of the government. These associations regulated competition and allowed small firms to function in the shadow of much larger companies.

With the need to rebuild the bombed-out infrastructure after the Second World War, Marshall Plan (1948–51) enabled West Germany to rebuild and modernize its mills. It produced 3 million of steel in 1947, 12 million in 1950, 34 million in 1960 and 46 million in 1970. East Germany produced about a 10th as much.

Italy

In Italy a shortage of coal led the steel industry to specialize in the use of hydro-electrical energy, exploiting ideas pioneered by Ernesto Stassano from 1898 (Stassano furnace). Despite periods of innovation (1907–14), growth (1915–18), and consolidation (1918–22), early expectations were only partly realized. Steel output in the 1920s and 1930s averaged about 2.1 million metric tons. Per capita consumption was much lower than the average of Western Europe. Electrical processes were an important substitute, yet did not improve competitiveness or reduce prices.

Instead, they reinforced the dualism of the sector and initiated a vicious circle that prevented market expansion. Italy modernized its industry in the 1950s and 1960s and it grew rapidly, becoming second only to West Germany in the 1970s. Strong labour unions kept employment levels high. Troubles multiplied after 1980, however, as foreign competition became stiffer. In 1980 the largest producer Nuova Italsider lost 746 billion lira in its inefficient operations. In the 1990s the Italian steel industry, then mostly state-owned, was largely privatised. Today the country is the world’s seventh-largest steel exporter.

United States

From 1875 to 1920 American steel production grew from 380,000 tons to 60 million tons annually, making the U.S. the world leader. The annual growth rates in steel 1870–1913 were 7.0% for the US; 1.0% for Britain; 6.0% for Germany; and 4.3% for France, Belgium, and Russia, the other major producers. This explosive American growth rested on solid technological foundations and the continuous rapid expansion of urban infrastructures, office buildings, factories, railroads, bridges and other sectors that increasingly demanded steel. The use of steel in automobiles and household appliances came in the 20th century.

Steel Bridge Mississippi

Eads Bridge. Oldest bridge in Mississippi. Opened in 1874

Some key elements in the growth of steel production included the easy availability of iron ore, and coal. Iron ore of fair quality was abundant in the eastern states, but the Lake Superior region contained huge deposits of exceedingly rich ore; the Marquette Iron Range was discovered in 1844; operations began in 1846. Other ranges were opened by 1910, including the Menominee, Gogebic, Vermilion, Cuyuna, and, greatest of all, (in 1892) the Mesabi range in Minnesota. This iron ore was shipped through the Lakes to ports such as Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Erie and Buffalo for shipment by rail to the steel mills. Abundant coal was available in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Manpower was short. Few native Americans wanted to work in the mills, but immigrants from Britain and Germany (and later from Eastern Europe) arrived in great numbers.

In 1869 iron was already a major industry, accounting for 6.6% of manufacturing employment and 7.8% of manufacturing output. By then the central figure was Andrew Carnegie, who made Pittsburgh the center of the industry. He’d sold his operations to US Steel in 1901, which became the world’s largest steel corporation for decades.

In the 1880s, the transition from wrought iron puddling to mass-produced Bessemer steel greatly increased worker productivity. Highly skilled workers remained essential, but the average level of skill declined. Nevertheless, steelworkers earned much more than ironworkers despite their fewer skills. Workers in an integrated, synchronized mass production environment wielded greater strategic power, for the greater cost of mistakes bolstered workers’ status. The experience demonstrated that the new technology did not decrease worker bargaining leverage by creating an interchangeable, unskilled workforce.

Legacy

The President of the United States is authorized to declare each May “Steelmark Month” to recognize the contribution made by the steel industry to the United States

Japan

Yonekura shows the steel industry was central to the economic development of Japan. The nation’s sudden transformation from feudal to modern society in the late nineteenth century, its heavy industrialization and imperialist war ventures in 1900–1945, and the post-World War II high-economic growth, all depended on iron and steel. The other great Japanese industries, such as shipbuilding, automobiles, and industrial machinery are closely linked to steel. From 1850 to 1970, the industry increased its crude steel production from virtually nothing to 93.3 million tons (the third largest in the world).

The government’s activist Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) played a major role in coordination. The transfer of technology from the West and the establishment of competitive firms involved far more than buying foreign hardware. MITI located steel mills and organized a domestic market; it sponsored Yawata Steel Company. Japanese engineers and entrepreneurs internally developed the necessary technological and organizational capabilities, planned the transfer and adoption of technology, and gauged demand and sources of raw materials and finances.

China

Communist party dictator Mao Zedong disdained the cities and put his faith in the Chinese peasantry for a Great Leap Forward. Mao saw steel production as the key to overnight economic modernization, promising that within 15 years China’s steel production would surpass that of Britain. In 1958, he decided that steel production would double within the year, using backyard steel furnaces run by inexperienced peasants. The plan was a fiasco, as the small amounts of steel produced were of very poor quality, and the diversion of resources out of agriculture produced a massive famine in 1959–61 that killed millions.

Today China is a dominant player in the worlds steel market.

Early steel production under Mao Zedong

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, The Norwegian encyclopedia, Baltimore Sun

Brand Coordinator Rune Hagelin

Meet our new Brand Coordinator

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Big welcome to Rune Hagelin as the new Brand Coordinator in the Sverdrup Steel group. He started in his new position on October 1st and will be based in Stavanger.

With twelve years of experience in design, web development, marketing, and photography he will be a great resource for us throughout the group. We’ve already been his client for several years, so he knows the people and the brand name Sverdrup Steel. This makes the transition easier and he is already well into his daily routine. We look forward to a better presence and profile with him on the team.

He will work closely with our agency in Oslo, while also working towards our market platforms, exhibitions and sales teams worldwide.

Rune is a self-appointed nerd that loves to stay updated on trends and tech. We are happy to have him with us, and he is already a great fit for us here at Sverdrup Steel!

Meet Rune at Offshore Technology Days in Stavanger Forum!

Sverdrup Steel has signed frame agreement with Kværner

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Sverdrup Steel is proud to announce a contract award for frame agreement with Kværner. The contract is for seven years, with three year’s firm, and two plus two years option to extend the agreement. (3+2+2)

Kværner is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has offices and fabrication facilities in several of the world’s main oil and gas regions. The Oil & Gas sector is where Sverdrup Steel grew up, and although we now have 50% of our market outside of Oil & Gas.

Oil & Gas is close to our heart, and having formalized the relationship with the company which is recognized as a world leader in delivering projects in challenging environments is a milestone for Sverdrup Steel.
It is the result of hard work and determination. Developing competence and have understanding for market needs is essential and Sverdrup Steel is proud to provide material solutions and look forward to keep adding value to Kværner through our improved relationship.

New sales manager in Germany

Sverdrup Germany is up and running

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We are very pleased to present our Sales Manager in Germany Hr. Xu Zhang. We had several interesting candidates applying for the job as Sverdrup Steel Sales Manager in Germany. One person stood out from the pack, and we are very happy that he has joined our team.

Zhang as a varied background from different sectors. He has a comprehensive understanding when it comes to high performance grades and their areas of application.

When meeting Zhang, you will be met by big smile coming from a sincere and positive person. Who genuinely cares and wants to help and assist. He seeks to accomplish this trough understanding you and your company’s situation. What is your main challenge? The grade, is it the specification, delivery time, origin, availability etc.

Then Zhang puts his pride in to coming up with the best possible solution for each and every customer he is involved with.

That is why we are certain that Zhang is a perfect representative of Sverdrup Steel as we venture in to the German market for the first time with a presence in Germany.

From here on our German customers will be in good and very capable hands as Xu Zhang takes to the stage.

From your colleagues here at Sverdrup we wish you all the best in your new position Zhang. We look forward to working with you.

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Our new Sales Manager in Korea

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Sverdrup Steel Korea is happy to introduce our new Sales Manager, Mr. Jay Jang.

Jay Jang has an extensive experience background. He has spent four years as an engineer working on several hull parts in Korean shipyards. He also has a diverse background from stainless steel sales. Previously Jay Jang has worked for MRC Global Korea, Corrotherm and Schulz Korea.

This means that he knows the workings of both sides of the table when it comes to offshore projects. The list of projects that the new Sales Manager Jay Jang has been involved with includes well-known names such as Ichthys, Egina, Mad Dog2 to name a few.

In addition to the offshore competence, Jay Jang has work with pressure vessel fabrication. An area the logistic set up of Sverdrup Steel Korea is well equipped to service.

We are certain that his engineering days and the jobs in the supplier market will be a strength to our Sverdrup Steel Korea team and to our customers.

On a more personal note Jay Jang is a keen traveler and has been to more than 25 different countries, including Spain, France, Taiwan, China, Japan and South America. When he’s not jet setting, he also enjoys camping with his family.

We once again would like to welcome Sales Manager Jay Jang to the Sverdrup Steel family. We all look forward to working with you and wish you all the best in your new position at Sverdrup Steel Korea.

Sverdrup Steel is a proud sponsor of the ETCH 1st League

By Paying it forward

The European Team Championships (ETCH) 1 st League is being held in Sandnes from the 9-11th of August 2019. Sverdrup Steel is proud to be a sponsor of the event.

Eleven nations will be competing against each other in 18 different disciplines and two relays. The winner of 1st league will be promoted to the Super League. Athletics is normally an individual sport, but at the ETCH it is a competition between nations and their selected athletes.

The teams competing are Belarus, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, The Nederland’s, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. Whether Russia will be allowed to compete is yet to be decided.

Sverdrup Steel is thrilled to be in a position where we are able to contribute to the realization of an event like this. Somehow, our contribution seems to pale in comparison to all the “dugnad” (volunteer) work that has and will be carried out by a great many number of volunteers to get this team championship in athletics to run smoothly.

We are very much looking forward to experience the thrill at Sandnes Stadium watching some of Europe’s best athletes competing and giving their all representing their countries.

The hope is that we can contribute to help inspire young athletes to find joy in athletics. So that they can benefit from the sense of achievement and comradery that comes with doing sports, no matter the level.

 

 

otd 2019

OTD 2019 is back with optimism in the Norwegian Oil Capital

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The optimism is back! See you at OTD 2019 october 16-17th. Reduced cost levels and an oil price hovering between 70-80 dollar have resulted in a rush of development plans and increased exploration on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate estimates annual investments increasing to NOK 140Bn in 2019 and 2020. With 20 ongoing projects the suppliers industry see increasing demands from old and new NCS operators, often with different demands and specifications than before. This is the background for The 21.th Offshore Technology Days in Stavanger October 16-17th 2019.

Offshore Technology Days (OTD) is Norway´s leading annual oil and energy event. OTD is the meeting place where professionals from the oil and energy business meet and share technical and commercial experience.

 

You will find Sverdrup Steel in Hall E, stand number 1504

Sverdrup Steel team in Korea

Sverdrup K-Steel has become a hit on the scale of K-Pop

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Since we established Sverdrup Steel Late November 2017. Had our first customer delivery from the Korean stock in March 2018. Our Sverdrup Steel K-Team has not looked back. The frantic pace of the early days of the startup has just continued. Already this year Sverdrup Steel has invoiced more in 2019 than what we did  throughout 2018.

When setting up Sverdrup Steel Korea we promised to deliver a wide stock range with high volumes for our range of alloys. To uphold the level of service, quality, reliability and delivery performance that our customers has come to expect from the Sverdrup Steel group.

The reception of customers and turnover generated in such a short time really speaks for itself and is a testimony to Min-Young and his team. It is the proof that they have succeeded.

The 2500m2 stock is bursting at the seams with material. Even with a high turnover ratio.

We are very happy to be able to conclude given the results in hand with the following; that the very optimistic strategy and goals we set for Korea is being met.

In addition to the plate stock, we have added a coil stock. This means that we are now able to deliver cut to length plates enabling us to provide the same service in South East Asia. As we do for our European customers from Burg.

Off course with the kind of growth, Sverdrup Steel Korea is achieving. Our Korean branch now have more employees than what was the case when we last gave you an update in April 2018. At that time, the team consisted of three members. Today Min-Young is managing a squad of eight, as presented in the featured picture of this article.

From left:

  1. Tea-Hyun Su
  2. Shin-Gi Jung
  3. Hyun-O Choi
  4. Seong-Min Lee
  5. Seo-Young Kang
  6. Seong-In Han
  7. Jae-Hwa Jang
  8. Min-Young Jung

If you are attending the KorMarine Conference exhibition from the 22nd until the 25th of October you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from both the Korean and Norwegian Sverdrup Steel.

We look forward to seeing the entire K-Team in October when it is time for the whole Sverdrup family to unit at our annual Sverdrup Steel group seminar.

Sales Director Steffen Pettersen

New Sales Director at Sverdrup Steel in Norway

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We would like to inform that Steffen Pettersen has taken over the job as Sales Director for our Domestic Market in Norway. Steffen will be still be leading our work towards Oil & Gas globally. His new position is Sales Director Oil & Gas and Domestic Market.

Steffen joined Sverdrup Steel late in 2018, his initial position was to head a new team in Sverdrup that was to focus on oil & gas projects and maintenance both in Norway and internationally.

Steffen has a strong background from oil & gas project work from his many years at Norsk Stål and SFF. With the growth Sverdrup Steel has had over the last couple of years, and the what is to come in coming years. Steffen was a perfect fit for Sverdrup Steel.

We have been very pleased to see how Mr. Pettersen has settled in and how quickly he has become an essential member of the organization. The results produced by him and his team speak for themselves.

Ove Mæhle will retain his role as Purchasing Manager for round bar. He is happy to have more time to handle many of our key customers in the manor they have grown accustomed to through years of cooperation with Ove.

We would like to wish both Steffen and Ove good luck with their new roles.

Reinforced in Stavanger and Kløfta

Our warehouses in Stavanger and Kløfta has been reinforced

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Were getting reinforced! It is our great pleasure to welcome Ole Forus, Ørjan Låtveit and Jens Baustad as full-fletched members of Sverdrup Steel. Having been brought onboard through the recruitment company Moyo six’s months ago. All three of them has accepted our offer and has signed on as new team players at Sverdrup Steel.

We are very happy to have gotten three such great reinforced additions to our team. At Sverdrup Steel we know that every member of the team is crucial to the quality of the end product we deliver. That means that we have to have quality in every step of the process that we undertake to be a partner that adds value to our customers.

We are especially happy to have Ole back. He has returned after some years in other segments. And we are flattered that he has chosen to return. Stating; “That one cannot find a better place to work.”

Welcome boys! (Pircture from the left: Ole Forus, Jens Baustad and Ørjan Låtveit)

And a thank you to Moyo for delivering great candidates and service.

Come and learn more about Sverdrup Steel at Alihankinta

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This year Sverdrup Steel will be exhibiting at Alihankinta in Tampere, Finland. The exhibition is to be held from the 24th until the 26th of September.  Stand D 366

Upcoming Theme: Sustainable Manufacturing

Subcontracting 2019 highlights the importance of sustainable manufacturing. Research shows that Finnish industry is one of the cleanest in the world and it is an environmental act to produce in Finland. And Finland can and should be a pioneer in sustainable manufacturing innovations and export.

Our stainless steel products are produced from min. 85% recycled material, and is 100% recyclable. The advantages of using special alloys are many. Higher strength in the material allows for constructions with less weight. Less maintenance and longer lifespan. Our products and competence goas hand in hand with modern engineering and environmental friendly production and end product.

 

Sverdrup Steel is happy to announce our presence in Poland

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Sverdrup Steel has a strong focus on the European markets, we have enjoyed a very substantial growth in our export over the last couple of years. We strongly believe that the key factors behind our success is fueled by our concept and the people driving our efforts. One of the markets that we have had steady growth in has been Poland. Therefor we are excited to announce that we have a new addition to our team.

Tomasz Olej has joined Sverdrup Steel and will be working towards the Polish and the Czeck Republic market. Tomasz has a diverse and extensive experience from the steel market. He has worked with everything from carbon steel to nickel alloys. From the automotive industry to bespoke production units.

His diverse background and competence coupled with his enthusiasm are some of the reasons why we are certain that Tomasz will be a great addition to the Sverdrup Steel team. Coupled with good values and a service minded attitude he will be a great representative for Sverdrup Steel.

We are confident that Tomasz positive personality and his comprehensive knowledge will be appreciated by our existing customers and a great assets for new partners in his markets.

Welcome to the team Tomasz

Sverdrup Steel just got delivery on our second Thor5 saw from Pegas

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Sverdrup Steel is the first company in the world that has two Thor 5 saws from Pegas.

After having recived our first Thor 5 saw from Pegas in late 2018, Sverdrup Steel quickly recognized the benefits we got from this state of the art CNC saw.

That is why we are extremly happy to have our second saw in place in Stavanger. With record high activity on both the domestic and export market the on time delivery of our second Thor5 from Pegas could not have come at a better time.

In the picture you can see the start of a cut on an Alloy 718 Dia 485 mm bar. In 3,5 hours the cut will be done and it is on to the next.

We are very happy with the service and the delivery from Pegas and AIL.

In the next couple of years Sverdrup Steel with continously upgrade our eqipment, and for the choice of saw they has strenghten their brand and reputation through deliveries of the two saws and the preformance they are giving.

Sverdrup Steel is awarded: Business Success of the year

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This year we got to bring the gilded bore crown home to our fantastic team at Sverdrup Steel. Every last one of our employees has contributed to the performance of 2018 that earned Sverdrup Steel the award for Business Success of the Year. So we would like thank all of our dedicated staff in the Sverdrup Steel Group. It is both an honor and an exciting experience to receive such a recognition amongst so many strong candidates.

The recognitions serves as a motivation going forward in 2019, a year that is shaping up to be another record breaking year for Sverdrup Steel. With this continuous rapid growth we know we will face some challenges, and we know new opportunities will be presented. With our strong team displaying the same level of effort and efficiency. Coupled with strong partners on the supply side we are confident that the challenges will be overcome and the opportunities will be turned in to new long term business relations.

Here is the reasoning of the Jury: Business Success of the Year

“The winner of the Gullkronen 2019 Business Success Award proves that belief in your own abilities and investment during downturns hold great value. At the heel of the industry cycle, the company took great risk doubling down on its core oil & gas offering as it expanded its presence in the highly competitive South Korean market. “Steeling” the show, the company’s revenues broke the 1 billion kroner ceiling in 2018 off the back of an unprecedented 70% growth year-on-year.

The winner continues to perform exceptionally, with 2019 slated to become another all-time-high. Truly the alchemist of the oil & gas service industry, the company turns steel into gold.”

Visit our stand at Nor-Shipping 2019 E02-31

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Sverdrup Steel is exited to be a part of Nor-Shipping 2019

For the first time Sverdrup Steel will be present with a stand at the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Oslo from the 4th until the 7th of June. Stand E02-31. Nor-Shipping is one of the largest arenas for the maritime industry. The exhibition area is vast 22.500 square meters, and 35.000 delegates. A wide range of exhibitors and conferences and seminars taking place in a series of venues across Oslo and Lillestrøm.

This edition of Nor-Shipping is focusing on the opportunities that new technology represent towards solving challenges related to environmental, economic and geopolitical change.

As the leading solution provider within high alloyed steel grades Sverdrup Steel has a proven track record in contributing to the development of new technology with our metallurgic capabilities. Ensuring logistics flow and availability with on time deliveries for production of equipment and for big projects globally.

Sverdrup Steel is also hosting together with our partners Böhler Welding and RVT Process Equipment a seminar on Tuesday the 4th of June.

The Sverdrup Steel Seminar: HOW TO AVOID CORROSION IN MARINE SCRUBBERS.

Taking place at the Thon Hotel Arena. If of interest contact ">Erik Sandell to see if there are available seats left.

 

 

Sverdrup Steel coil stock

New Service! Brand new coil stock

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The coil stock at Sverdrup Steel  is now able to provide cut to length service for the following alloys:
  • Lean Duplex – 1.4162/UNS 32101
  • Duplex – 1.4462 / UNS S31803 / S32205
  • Super Duplex – 1.4410 / UNS S32750
  • 6Mo, 254SMO – 1.4547 / UNS S31254
Our coil stock consist of 2000mm wide coild in thicknesses 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm.Maximum length is 15000mm
  • Surface finished 1D/2E
  • ASTM A240 / ASME SA240
  • EN ISO 10028-7
  • NACE MR 0175
Sverdrup Steel is a global supplier of high performance materials, providing one of Europe’s largest stock holdings. With a clear focus on superior customer service, we promise to deliver the quality your business demands. We stock a large range of materials in bars and plates that is ready for same day dispatch from our facilities in Norway and the UK.
write your next chapter

Write your next chapter with Sverdrup Steel

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As we are drawing to end of 2018 Sverdrup Steel has had an even better development than expected. This year has confirmed that our growth is sustainable. And that the identified oportunies for the next 3-4 years is solid and real. The process of strengthening our organization both in human and digital resources and building an adaptable company will have a strong focus going forward.  We currently have two positions available one in Sheffield and one in Oslo.

Sverdrup Steel is a privately owned company with locations in seven countries. We currently export to more than 60 countries. Sverdrup Steel has within the last couple of years developed in to one of the largest distributors of high performance alloys. We have grown from being a supplier to the Norwegian the oil & gas industry into a global supplier. We have penetrated key sectors where we have found our know how acquired from working with the stringent demands of the oil & gas are in demand. These sectors has given us a platform of industries that are independent of the cycles of the oil & gas industry.

If you are looking for new opportunities and find our vacant positions of interest. We have the best people in the business and we are looking for the right people to strengthen our team even more. So if you enjoy a busy work day. Enjoy solving challenges with the backing of a great team. Want to work in a company with short decision processes. A company in growth. Enjoy winning. We would like to hear from you.

Vacant position in Oslo

We are happy to announce that the position is as of the 12th of December filled.

Positions in Sheffield:

Stavanger:

We are happy to announce that we had a lot of interest for the positions we had open in Stavanger. And that we have three new members added to our team. Sverdrup Steel would like to thank every applicant for the positions we advertised. It is very satisfying and humbling that so many have considered us to be an attractive employer.

We look forward to seeing you at Offshore Korea 2018

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Offshore Korea 2018 in Busan 10- 12 of October

Sverdrup Steel will yet again be a part of Offshore Korea. We very much look forward to having such a venue to introduce for the first time on an important stage our team at our Korean branch. Late 2017 we decided to open an office and a warehouse in Busan, Korea. Making this our hub and gateway in to the Asian market. The startup of Sverdrup Steel Korea cannot be described in any other manor then as a success. And we look forward to welcoming our customers who has helped the venture to be successful and new potential customers where we can contribute better their end product.

In addition to our Korean team CEO Kristian Rosenberg and our metallurgist Raymond Jaegersen will also be representing the company at OK 2018.

Offshore Kore or OK 18 is a grand scale of international conference with prestigious panels will provide a gimps into where the world’s offshore plant-related technology stands today. The main players of corporations leading various areas of the global offshore plant equipment industry will comprise the conference’s panel, sharing their expertise and information on the latest technology- in particular the world-leading offshore plant construction technology owned by top 3 major shipyards.

 

 

Visit our stand at OTD18 in Bergen 17-18. october

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OTD is Norway largest annual oil Exhibition in Norway

OTD18 will be will be held October 17th – 18th at Sotra Arena, and Sverdrup Steel will be present at stand #4350. We would love to welcome both existing and new acquaintances at our stand. The Offshore Technology Days (OTD) is where oil and energy professionals meet to do business, networking and share technical knowledge.

OTD is Norway’s largest annual oil exhibition featuring more than 500 exhibitors, and attendees representing closer til 50 countries. As part of OTD you will also find the famous Octoberfest, gathering around 2,500 people, OTD students, Operators Corner, Contractors Market, Organization park and the Petrolive conference.

 

 

Introducing our new Key Accounts sales in Stavanger, Christer Leon Skamfer

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To accommodate the growth we had in 2017at Sverdrup Steel, and in order to achieve our goals for future growth we have hired several new resources. In the coming weeks we continue to introduce, our new team members here on our news feed

The second introduction we are making is our new Key Accounts sales in Stavanger, Christer Leon Skamfer

Christer has worked with stainless and high performance material for just over 14 years, although mainly with pipe, fittings and flanges. He started his career in Stavanger Rørhandel and stayed with the company trough its many changes this last decade. Up until Christer joined Sverdrup Steel in February this year. His previous work experience has given him an extensive knowledge base of the core alloys that Sverdrup Steel stock as our alloy range is similar to that of his previous employer, the difference being the format of the product. His know how transfers well in to his new position at Sverdrup Steel.

Christer Leon Skamfer has been a well-known contact for many of our members of our sales team for many years, as his friendly manner and focus on service made him the go to guy for our team, when we needed to source pipe, flanges and fittings.

 

When advertising for the position of Key Accounts sales in Stavanger, Christer applied for the position. His person and qualifications seemed to be a perfect fit with Sverdrup Steels values and the skill set required to strengthen our strong team.

 

Christer has already proven our assumptions and expectations to be accurate he is already an integrated part of the team. He is a great addition that has been given a warm welcome from both colleagues and customers.

We would like to introduce our new colleague Thomas Refstad

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2017 was a busy and exciting year for Sverdrup Steel, to accommodate our growth, and in order to achieve our goals for future growth we have hired several new resources. In the coming weeks we will introduce them all here on our news feed.

The first introduction is our new Key Account Manager Export, Thomas Refstad.

Thomas joined our Export team in Oslo January this year. We are very happy to have Thomas Refstad on our team. With his focus on service, his experience and knowledge about alloys, specifications and applications, we are positive that he will be a great asset for our customers.

Thomas has amassed his vast knowledge of the industry through his career when previously having worked in several different sectors of the steel industry. He started of his career at Burmeister, and then joined Outukumpu Norway, and his last stop before joining Sverdrup Steel was at Norsk Stål.

We have a long-standing relationship with him from his eight years at Outokumpus Norwegian branch. Because of our previous relationship with Thomas as a supplier, we had no doubt that Thomas was the perfect applicant for the job when we went looking for a candidate to strengthen our export team. Through his knowledge and understanding of the market, Thomas has been a great asset from day one at Sverdrup Steel.

We know from firsthand experience that he will be a great value for our customers as well.

Sverdrup Steel has opened in Busan, Korea

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Sverdrup Steel is proud to announce that we have opened our new subsidiary company at a new location in Busan, Korea.  Sverdrup Steel Korea Ltd is being lead by our General Manager Min-young Jung, who has vast experience within the domestic Korean high performance steel market. We are delighted to have Min-young Jung and his team onboard, and we have great confidence in that Sverdrup Steels will be a supplier that will be well received in the Korean market. We will strive to earn the confidence of the market by having a wide stock range and volume with in our product range. Presenting a high level of service, ensuring quality and reliability of our product. Offer technical support to our customers. On time delivery. And building our local presence for the future.

Situated in the industrial area of Gangseo-gu, Busan. The warehouse is just over 2000 m2. The new location – Sverdrup Steel Korea Ltd is set up to service the Korean market, we are stocking plate in LDX, Duplex, Super Duplex and 6Mo. We look forward to strengthening our relations with existing customers and the opportunity to build new relations with new customers in the Korean market. We will off course be able to supply the whole range of material offered by the Sverdrup Steel group. We hope to be able to further build our stock program in Korea as we progress and identify demand. And form partnerships with new customers in the Korean Market.

 

 

Sverdrup Steel nominated for the “Business success of the year” award

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Thursday 26.01.2018 Rystad Energy announced the nominees for this year’s Gullkronen awards. Sverdrup Steel is nomiated for “Business success of the year”. The other nominees in the category is Beerenberg, Subsea 7 and Mento.

The purpose of Gullkronen is to recognize companies, teams or people who have shown outstanding achievements on the Norwegian continental shelf during the previous year. Awards are handed out in nine categories. The categories, and this year’s nominees, are as follows;

  • Explorer of the Year
    Aker BP, Cairn Energy, Lundin Norway, Statoil
  • Business Developer of the Year
    Aker BP, CapeOmega, Pandion Energy, Point Resources
  • Project Developer of the Year
    Statoil (Gina Krog), Statoil (Polarled), Statoil (Oseberg Vestflanken 2), Wintershall (Maria)
  • Field Operator of the Year
    Aker BP (Alvheim), Statoil (Grane), ConocoPhillips (Ekofisk), ConocoPhillips (Eldfisk)
  • New Venture of the Year
    Vision iO, Fuglesangs Subsea, Halfwave, Ace Oil Tools
  • Globetrotter of the Year
    Höegh LNG, RESMAN, Tampnet, Autronica Fire and Security
  • Business Success of the Year
    Beerenberg, Subsea 7, Mento, Sverdrup Steel
  • Green Initiator of the Year
    Aker BP, Eidesvik, Statoil, Total E&P Norge

Sverdrup Steel is both honored and humbled to be among the nominees at the 10 year anniversary of Rystad Energy’s Gullkronen Awards. Sverdrup Steel would like to extend their congratulations to the other nominees and wish them the best of luck at the upcoming ceremony!

The award ceremony will be held Thursday 1st of February 2018 at Wallmans Oslo. More info about; “This years Gullkronen awards and the nominees” and “Winners / nominees from previous years”

 

See you at PulPaper 29-31.5.2018 in Helsinki

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Welcome to PulPaper in Helsinki 29-31.5.2018. We will be present again at the PulPaper exhibition in Helsinki. Held in Helsinki, Finland, since 1987, it provides first class business opportunities for the global industry.

VISIT TOMORROW TODAY

The event’s theme – Visit tomorrow today – is clearly focused on the future. The programme includes both paid conferences and free lectures. The exhibition itself is free of charge.

Topics in PulPaper’s conference programme include the circular economy, 3D printing, the bioeconomy, climate change, digitalisation, and the opportunities afforded by the industrial internet. Practical examples from companies bring a concrete aspect to these visions of the future.

Sverdrup Steel embramce the oportunity to help you reach your future goals and welcome you at our stand 7c100.

Represented at PulPaper

• Paper and board • Pulp production • Pumps, piping, valves • Process control • Maintenance and Operating safety • Instrumentation • Energy • Chemicals • Environment protection • Planning and Construction • Transport and Material handling • Conversion • Biofuels Raw materials • Raw material production • Machine components and subsystems
• Automation, process optimization and measurement • Services • Industrial IT and communication

Brno Stainless 2017

Brno Stainless 2017, drop by our stand 17-18th May

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Welcome to Brno! Sverdrup Steel is very pleased to announce that we will also be present at the Stainless 2017 in Brno from the 17 to 18 May 2017. This in the 9th international Stainless Steel Exhibition in the Czech Republic. This is the first time Sverdrup Steel exhibits at this event, and we are very much lookign forwards to welcome both existing and new buisiness partners at our stand (no. 139)

We are sure that our stock program with a wide selection of Duplex, Super Duplex, 6Mo and Nickel Alloys will be of great interest to visitors looking for a realiable partner for material solutions and suply at the International Stainless Steel Exhibition.

Sverdrup Steel is strengthening its presence in Germany

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Sverdrup Steel now hold a vast stock range of coil, plate and round bar throughout Europe and in Korea. This along with our highly qualified metallurgists, knowledgeable sales team and our strong supply chain partners has made us a global provider within the special steel grades segment.

Sverdrup Steel is winning more business from our existing customers and rapidly winning the trust of new customers all over the globe. Becoming the preferred partner for a large number of customers for special steel grades material.

Germany is an important market for us in Europe. We have built a strong stock of coil and plate in Burg over the last few years. This allows us in partnership with ESC Burg to deliver cut to length plates, standard formats and a range of profiles on short delivery times. Logistically Burg is in a strong geographical position as it has easy access to transport by road, air and sea.

In 2019 we are increasing the volumes of stock at this location. The alloys we stock in Burg are: LDX 2101, EDX 2304, Duplex 1.4462, Super Duplex 1.4410, 6Mo 1.4547 and Nickel Alloy 31.

This increase is based on the positive response we have had in the German market.

“We are attracting new customers in the market at such a pace that we now feel the timing is right to expand our team with a sales resource in the German market”, says Sales Director Export, Mr Erik Sandell. It is Mr. Sandell who is heading up Sverdrup Steels international expansion and the strategy that has been defined.

“Sverdrup Steels growth has been achieved through building sustainable organic growth, increased stock levels as well as the competence of our sales and metallurgical teams.

This allows us to support our customers with short lead times, to solve challenges about material choice, availability, specifications etc. To ensure on time deliveries combined with competitive prices and top quality.” COO Mr. Knut Tore Erevik elaborates.

Sverdrup Steel is looking to add to our team with someone who has experience in our product range and knowledge of end users in the German market.

This employee will be responsible for meeting our strategy and achieving the goals and objectives for the German end user market.

We will introduce them to the Sverdrup Steel values and our way of conducting sales. We will agree a time line for when milestones should be reached.

As you would expect from a group like Sverdrup we will continuously provide the support needed in order to succeed with these objectives.

If you are based in Germany and feel that this sounds like an interesting position for you follow this link.

The Stainless Steel World Conference & Exhibition 2017

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Sverdrup Steel is happy to announce that we are once again participating at the Stainless Steel World Conference and Exhibition in Maastricht on the 28th until the 30th of November 2017.
This year the Stainless Steel World in Maastricht has its 10th Anniversary. In the space of these 10 biannual events held over the last 20 years the Stainless Steel World has cemented itself as the leading arena for the stainless steel community.
Sverdrup Steel is looking forward to meeting both old and new acquaintances at our stand no. 109.  We look forward to learning more about the challenges our current and potential new customers are facing in this current market that is rapidly changing and developing its demands on the suppliers, producers and the technology providers. In addition to this we aim to improve our understanding, to enable us to use our attributes and resources to help solve these challenges.
Sverdrup Steel is more than a wholesale stock provider, we strive to be the material solution provider, adding value to the stainless steel industry, through competence and availability.
«We help create the future»

For the second year running Sverdrup Steel is nominated for the “Business success of the year” award

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Once again we have been nominated at GullKronen. We have been nominated in the same category as last year: Business Success of the Year.

It is a great honor to be nominated for this prestigious award for the second consecutive year running. It is a result of the superb quality, the efficiency and the effort of every team member at the company in 2018 that has put us in the finals for the second consecutive year.
It goes to show that we at Sverdrup love the challenges we are presented.

It is very satisfying to receive a recognition of our hard work from such a renowned analyst company as Rystad Energy.

We would like to congratulate all the nominees. And wish all nominees good luck at the awards on the 7th of Febuary.

The 2019 nominees for the E&P awards are:

Explorer of the Year

Aker BP
Equinor
OMV Norge
Wintershall Norge

Business Developer of the Year

Aker BP
Neptune Energy
OKEA
Vår Energi

Project Developer of the Year

Aker BP (Valhall WF)
Equinor (Aasta Hansteen)
Equinor (Oseberg WF)

Field Operator of the Year

Aker BP (Valhall)
Equinor (Norne)
Equinor (Snorre)
Lundin (Edvard Grieg)

Nominees for the three Oil Service awards are as follows:

New Venture of the Year

Cognite
Halfwave
Inflow Control
Solution Seeker

Globetrotter of the Year

Axess Group
PSW Group
Tampnet
Tomax

Business Success of the Year

Interwell
Kaefer Energy
Spectrum
Sverdrup Steel

Nominees for the Green Initiator award are as follows:

Automated drilling Songa Enabler (MHWirth, Sekal and Equinor)
Deep Purple project (TechnipFMC, Maritim Forening Sogn og Fjordane/GCE Ocean Technology, Subsea Valley and Sintef)
Northern Drilling
Teekay Offshore

The final honouree of the night will be announced at the event.

Here is what Rystad Energy says about the awards:
Since 11 years we celebrate Rystad Energy’s Gullkronen. The purpose of Gullkronen is to recognize companies, teams or people who have shown outstanding achievements on the NCS during the previous year.
Gullkronen 2019 will take place on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 at Wallmans Oslo.
Nine prizes will be awarded – Four for E&P achievements, three for the Oil Service sector, a Green Award and an “Honor Award”.
This page will constantly be updated with information on the nominees and the winners after the ceremony.

The jury consists of industry and Rystad Energy representatives.