March 2014, Vol. 241 No. 3


Pipe Ordered For South Streams Offshore Section

The South Stream Transport B.V. headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, recently signed contacts for the supply of 75,000, 48-inch pipes for the first of South Stream’s offshore section. The pipes will be supplied by German EUROPIPE (50% of the entire volume), United Metallurgical Company (35%) and Severstal (15%). The total value of the contracts is EUR 1 billion. Contracts were signed before the European Union paused talks on the pipeline in response to the developing troubles between Russia and Ukraine. South Stream’s offshore section is made up of four lines of 931-km each, with a diameter of 813 mm and wall thickness of 39 mm. The pipe, made of X65 steel,

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