MOSCOW Jan 22 Nord Stream AG on Friday said it
has awarded Russia's OMK, Japan's Sumimoto (8053.T) and
Germany's Europipe with a contract worth 1 billion euros to
supply pipes for the second link of the Baltic gas pipeline.
The Russian-German consortium said in a statement that
Europipe was awarded 65 percent, OMK 25 percent, and Sumitomo 10
percent of the contract to supply 1 million tonnes of steel
"The tender award for the second 1,220 kilometre gas
pipeline from Vyborg in Russia to Lubmin in Germany will ensure
timely delivery of the pipes in line with the logistic
requirements of the Nord Stream project," the statement said.
The consortium plans to transport 55 billion cubic metres of
gas per year from Russia to Germany when completed in 2012.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Alfred Kueppers)