Nord Stream 2 selects suppliers for major pipe tender
March 11, 2016 | Zug | Nord Stream 2 AG has finalised its international tender for the supply of high-quality steel pipes for two pipelines. The suppliers chosen to deliver approximately 2,500 km of large-diameter pipes with a total weight of roughly 2.2 million tons are Europipe GmbH, Mülheim/Germany (40 %), United Metallurgical Company JSC (OMK), Moscow/Russia (33 %) and Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant JSC (Chelpipe), Chelyabinsk/Russia (27 %).
The decision made by Nord Stream 2 was based on key criteria for production capacities, quality, and commercial conditions in accordance with the company’s stringent procurement guidelines. Contracts with suppliers are subject to final negotiations and will be signed in the coming weeks.
Deciding the tender now is a prerequisite for keeping the pipeline construction timeline with construction of both pipelines starting in 2018. Pipe deliveries are planned to start in September 2016.