Pipe supply contracts signed for South Stream offshore section

OAO Gazprom said contracts have been signed to supply 75,000 12-m pipes for the first gas pipeline of South Stream Transport’s offshore section.

German Europipe GMBH will supply half of the volume. The other supplies will come from two Russian sources: United Metallurgical Co., 35%, and Severstal, 15%. Contracts were signed in Amsterdam Jan. 29. Total value is €1 billion.

South Stream’s offshore section will extend under the Black Sea between Bulgaria and Russia. It will have four 931-km lines, with a diameter of 813 mm and wall thickness of 39 mm.

Pipe will be stockpiled at temporary bases on the coast of Bulgaria and construction will start this fall. The first offshore line is scheduled to start operations in December 2015 (OGJ Online, Oct. 21, 2013).

Gazprom said the bidding procedure for pipe suppliers was based on “extremely stringent” requirements.

“It’s worth mentioning that half of the bid was justly won by the Russian pipe plants that yet again confirmed their status of reliable high-quality pipe product suppliers,” said Oleg Aksyutin, chief executive officer of South Stream Transport BV and a member of the Gazprom management committee.

Related Articles

ETP unit gets FERC approval for gas exports to Mexico

03/21/2014 Energy Transfer Partners LP unit Houston Pipe Line Co. LP (HLPC) has received approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a ...

Millennium Pipeline appoints president

03/20/2014 Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC has selected Joseph Shields as its president. He succeeds Rocco D’Alessandro, who held the position beginning in May 20...

Shah Deniz II, South Caucasus Pipeline contracts awarded

03/20/2014 The Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline consortia awarded project management and construction contracts for the development of Shah Deniz Stage ...

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude prices rise on Seaway pipeline expansion news

03/19/2014 Crude oil futures prices rose on the New York market Mar. 18 after Enterprise Products Partners LP told analysts and investors that an expanded Sea...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected