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First pipe of South Stream Transport project has been constructed

16th April 2014

The first section of pipe for the massive subsea gas project has been successfully manufactured in Russia

First pipe of South Stream Transport project has been constructed
The unique pipe joints for the first line of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline have a length of 12-metres, with a diameter of 813mm and a wall thickness of 39 mm

The Russian pipe supplier OMK presented the first pipe produced for the South Stream Offshore Pipeline today at its plant in Vyksa. The unique pipe joints for the first line of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline have a length of 12-metres, with a diameter of 813mm and a wall thickness of 39 mm. They are made from high-quality carbon steel (DNV SAWL 450 SFDU grade) and can withstand the high operating pressure of the offshore pipeline, of 284 bar.

Since early April, pipe production for the first line is also underway at the German company Europipe and at the Izhora pipe mill of OAO Severstal in Russia. The first pipes will be delivered to Bulgarian harbours in early summer so that offshore construction of the first pipeline can commence in autumn 2014.

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