Dillinger Hütte supplies plate for North Stream 2

(PresseBox) ( Dillingen/Saar, )
The Nord Stream pipeline construction and operation consortium on Friday announced the pipe mills selected to supply 2.2 million tons of pipe required for the third and fourth lines of the mega project. EUROPIPE GmbH, a joint venture of Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger Hütte) and Salzgitter AG (each with a 50 % stake), have received 890,000 tons from the project. The contract will be signed within the next few weeks.

Nord Stream 2 is the extension of the existing Nord Stream Pipeline from the current two to what will be four pipelines through the Baltic Sea. The existing parallel lines run from Wyborg, Russia, to Greifswald in Germany.

The Nord Stream project is one of the biggest and most complex offshore gas pipelines that has ever been built. Dillinger Hütte has already delivered large volumes of heavy plate for both of the first two lines of the Baltic Sea pipeline.

Delivery of the extremely technically demanding heavy plate will extend from mid-2016 to the end of 2017. The start of this major project will utilize a considerable portion of capacities for premium pipe and plate during this period. Dillinger Hütte hopes this will provide positive impetus for the currently challenging heavy plate market.


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