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Siemens providing equipment and services for South Stream Transport project

08th April 2014

South Stream Transport has contracted Siemens AG to provide electrical and instrumentation systems for the South Stream Offshore Pipeline.

South Stream Transport has contracted Siemens AG to provide electrical and instrumentation systems for the South Stream Offshore Pipeline. The German company will deliver telecommunication equipment and local control systems for the Russian and Bulgarian landfall as well as the central control room and the backup control room.

The South Stream Offshore Pipeline will consist of four parallel pipelines through the Black Sea, each with a length of 931 kilometres. During operations, more than 40 million cubic metres of gas can be transported through each pipeline per day. All gas flows will be monitored around the clock from the Central Control Room.

South Stream Transport signed a contract for the construction of the first offshore pipeline in March 2014. Contracts for the supply of approximately 150,000 pipes for the first two lines are also in place. Operations of the first pipeline are to start by the end of 2015. When all four pipelines are completed by the end of 2017, the Project can transport up to 63 billion cubic metres of natural gas to Europe per year.

 

Background

In March 2014 South Stream Transport entered into a contract for constructing the first offshore line of the South Stream gas pipeline. Contracts for the supply of about 150 thousand pipes for the first two lines of South Stream's offshore section were also signed. South Stream's offshore section will be laid starting from fall 2014. The first offshore line will be completed by the third quarter of 2015 and commissioned at the end of the same year.

South Stream Transport international joint venture is responsible for designing, constructing and operating the offshore section of the South Stream gas pipeline. The company's shareholding is split among Gazprom (50 per cent), Eni (20 per cent), Wintershall and EDF (15 per cent each).

South Stream is Gazprom's global infrastructure project aimed at constructing a gas pipeline with a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters across the Black Sea to Southern and Central Europe for the purpose of diversifying the natural gas export routes and eliminating transit risks. At present, South Stream is under construction in Russia, Bulgaria and Serbia. The first gas will be supplied via South Stream in late 2015. The gas pipeline will reach its full capacity in 2018.

Siemens is a major manufacturer of electronics and electric tools within such sectors as information technologies and communication, automation and control systems, power industry, transport and healthcare.

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