South Korea's shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries and steel maker POSCO have agreed to co-develop duplex stainless steel for offshore plant.
According to POSCO on March 29, they have recently held a ceremony for joint technical development on duplex stainless steel.
It is expected that Samsung and POSCO's joint technical development would contribute Korea's competency in shipbuilding/offshore industry and other companies to develop material and technology for offshore plant, as well.
POSCO's duplex stainless steel already applied to desalination facility and it would expand into offshore plant. Samsung, which used to have supplied the whole duplex stainless steel pipe from overseas steel makers, now secured a stable supplier in Korea.
Published : March 29, 2012