MOSCOW, July 8. /TASS/. The operator of Nord Stream-2 pipeline has chosen the Dutch Wasco Coatings Europe BV as the contractor for the concrete weight coating and storing of more than 200,000 pipes for the construction of the pipeline, accoridng ot a statement on the Nord Stream-2 website. The winner was chosen on the results of the international tender that was launched in late 2015.
The contract with the chosen company is subject to final negotiations and will be signed in the coming weeks.
Pipe deliveries to concrete weight coating facilities are planned to start in September 2016, with the concrete weight coating process starting at the beginning of 2017.
In April, Nord Stream AG 2 completed an 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, Mulheim/Germany (40 %), United Metallurgical Company JSC (OMK), Moscow/Russia (33 %) and Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant JSC (Chelpipe), Chelyabinsk/Russia (27 %).
Nord Stream 2 is the construction project of the natural gas pipeline with the capacity of 55 bln cubic meters from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea. The route and the entry point to the German gas transport system in Greifswald are intended to be the same as for the first Nord Stream gas pipeline launched in 2011.
The project will be implemented by the joint project company New European Pipeline AG. In this company Gazprom" will hold 51%, E.ON, Shell, OMV and BASF / Wintershall - 10% each, Engie - 9%.