Pipeline project contract for Voestalpine in Brazil

The voestalpine Group secured its second major pipeline contract this year after South Stream. voestalpine will deliver 120,000 tons of sour-gas-resistant, high-strength linepipe plates for the third Petrobras pipeline near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by March 2015. Negotiations are also currently underway for extremely challenging pipeline projects in Russia (South Stream Pipeline 2), Mexico and India.

After a planning and negotiation process lasting more than two years, voestalpine Grobblech secured a further major contract in Brazil. The Rota 3 project will lay a deep-ocean pipeline near Rio de Janeiro at depths of up to 2,500m below sea level. Following the Tupi and Cabiunas projects, this is the third pipeline being laid in the Santos basin with voestalpine’s long-term Brazilian partner Tenaris Confab. The overall project customer is the Brazilian company Petrobras, one of the largest energy companies in the world.

voestalpine will supply sour-gas-resistant, high-strength linepipe plates between September 2014 and March 2015. Rota 3 is a 380-km pipeline connecting the natural gas and oil field in the Santos basin just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro with the Comberj refinery. At 132,000 tons, the 2012 forerunner project, Cabiunas, was the largest linepipe steel order in voestalpine’s history.

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