About us

Since 1777 we have been known for our expertise in the processing of stainless steels, and we play a leading role in forming, welding machining and materials technology.

Our production programme offers you a wide range of high-performance materials for specifically corrosive applications. Here, the individual requirements of our customers almost always call for innovative solutions. Our metallurgists, welding engineers and production staff are happy to meet new challanges.

Founded in 1777
Turnover EUR 450 million
Employees 1 700 employees
Products
• Corrosion resistant pipes
• Clad pipes
• Special pipes and components ready for installation
• Spools and welded components
• Vessels, tanks and columns
• Assemblies
Base area of Knesebeck location 490 000 m2
Tonnage processed/year 80 000 tons
Pipe store 5 000 tons
15 different materials

The continuous development of new product solutions in stainless steel, clad materials and special alloys has a long tradition at BUTTING: We are your contact if innovative solutions are required.

Products and services

Innovative product solutions

The continuous development of new product solutions in stainless steel, clad materials and special alloys has a long tradition at BUTTING: We are your contact if innovative solutions are required

• Stainless steel pipes
• Spools and welded components
• Clad pipes
• Vessels, tanks and columns
• Special pipes and components ready for installation
• Assemblies

Our production programme offers you a wide range of high-performance materials for specifically corrosive applications. Here, the individual requirements of our customers almost always call for innovative solutions. Our metallurgists, welding engineers and production staff are happy to meet new challanges.

Corrosion resistant pipes

Corrosion resistant pipes
Ever since stainless steel was introduced into the industry we offer you longitudinally welded pipes in outside diameters from 18 mm up to 1 930 mm and wall thicknesses up to 70 mm.

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Clad pipes

Clad pipes
Regarding highest requirements for corrosion resistance, strength and cost-effectiveness, we offer you three options: our mechanically lined BuBi© pipes (sizes 4" up to 28"), our glued mechanically lined GluBi© pipes (sizes 4" up to 28") and our metallurgically clad pipes (sizes 4" up to 48").

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Special pipes and components ready for installation

Together with you we develop individual solutions for components ready for installation. For this purpose we have a production center furnished with 3-D-Laser technology, welding robots and CNC-turning and milling technology. Take advantage of our prefabrication service: Reduction of welds on the construction site, ideally more than 80 %, less space and less staff on site and improved product quality, efficient logistics and project management.

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Address
H. Butting GmbH & Co. KG
Gifhorner Str. 59
29379 Knesebeck
Germany

Phone: +49 5834 500
Fax: +49 5834 50320
E-mail: info@butting.de
Internet: www.butting.com

Contact person

Christian Schenk
Sales Director
Phone: +49 5834 50362
E-mail: christian.schenk@butting.de

News & Innovations

Successes in the North Sea

For some months, oil and gas prices have been on a slow upward trend. Against this background, the investment volume for offshore projects in the North Sea has increased. BUTTING also benefits from this and was able to successfully gain orders for various projects in this region. At present, metallurgically clad, mechanically lined and corrosion-resistant pipes (CRA pipes) are produced in Knesebeck for this purpose.

BUTTING has been processing clad materials into pipes and piping components for more than thirty years. These are used by customers from the oil and gas industry worldwide – numerous projects in the North Sea will be supplied this year: For example, BUTTING is producing mechanically lined BuBi® pipes in various sizes for the Snorre project. In addition, BuBi® pipes were ordered for the North Sea projects Utgard, Bauge and Snefrid. Metallurgically clad pipes from BUTTING are also used in the Alligin project.

Nils Niebuhr, Sales Manager Line pipes & clad pipes, explains: "The oil and gas companies operating in the North Sea have excellent technological standards and therefore high quality requirements. A particular challenge is the specific requirements of the various operators for quality testing at BUTTING. In addition, tight schedules must be adhered to for these projects, which can only be achieved through our high capacities and optimised supply chains. I am pleased that this year we have been able to demonstrate a good performance in a number of North Sea projects and thus underline our world market position as the leading producer of clad pipes."

Since 1978 BUTTING has been producing longitudinally welded CRA pipes for onshore, offshore and subsea projects in the oil and gas industry. The latter are used, for example, as riser, process and conduit pipes when transporting gases, oil and other flammable liquids or solid materials – in the North Sea as well.

In 2018 alone, BUTTING was commissioned to produce a significant quantity of CRA pipes for the Johan Castberg project, which are needed in the Norwegian North Sea. BUTTING also supplies corrosion-resistant pipes to the Snorre project, the Valhall project and the YME project in the Norwegian region. In addition, CRA pipes of various sizes from BUTTING are used for the Tyra project in Danish North Sea territorial waters. Projects from the British sector are also supplied from Knesebeck, including for the Catcher project and the Buzzard project. Depending on the conditions of use, different materials were selected, including duplex, super duplex or even 6Mo.

Christian Schenk, Sales Manager CRA pipes, explains: "Our longstanding experience – for more than 40 years now – is crucial for many customers when they opt for a manufacturer. We take pride in the fact that BUTTING is one of the producers of longitudinally welded CRA pipes that has supplied pipes to the largest number of pipeline projects in the oil and gas sector worldwide."

BUTTING – Progress by Tradition

Zohr Project: Major order from the oil and gas industry

BUTTING recently received a major order from the oil and gas industry: Sumitomo Corporation of Tokyo commissioned BUTTING to supply a total of more than 60 km of metallurgically clad pipes for the Zohr project; which is the largest project for Gas production in the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, the German family business underlines its world market position as one of the leading producers of clad pipes.
BUTTING has already supplied metallurgically clad pipes in 12-m lengths along with additional extra quantities for Zohr project. The order now received encompasses the production of metallurgically clad pipes of L450 MOS or L450 QOS material with contact material UNS N06625 for Zohr project. In the process, requirements in accordance with API 5LD and other project-specific demands have to be implemented. Cord Lütkemüller; Sales Line pipes and clad pipes, makes clear: “We were able to promise the customer to comply with even stricter requirements in the corrosion tests, in close cooperation with the raw material supplier.” Deliveries of the metallurgically clad steel plates for the pipes with various inner diameters ranging from 307.94 to 314.8 mm will begin from November. “We intend to deliver the pipes in agreed batches from the end of February until September 2018”, says Cord Lütkemüller.
The family business has been producing metallurgically clad stainless steel pipes for renowned customers worldwide in different material combinations since the mid-1980s. Today BUTTING is one of the world’s leading producers of metallurgically clad pipes. For these pipes, the layers of metal are connected firmly to each other metallurgically by a diffusion bridge. Depending on the area of use and the requirements imposed on the material, metallurgically clad pipes are employed as SCR, riser, process and line pipes, for example.

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