Dominion Gas, based in Aberdeen, signed a £1.7 m deal to become the main supplier for the Nord Stream Project.
The Nord Stream gas pipeline links Russia and the European Union via the Baltic Sea; it is expected to transport up to 55 bn cubic metres of gas annually, which is enough to service more than 26 m households.
Italian oilfield services company, Saipem, awarded Dominion the work. This follows Saipem’s successful contract for all pipeline activities in June 2008.
Doug Crighton, Managing Director of Dominion Gas, said, “As a result of this contract we have already begun investing in new equipment to meet the demands of the project.”
The contract involves Dominion supplying all welding gases and equipment to enable construction of the pipeline. The company have begun operation at Norrköping, Sweden, and anticipate completion in two years.
Crighton continued, “Dominion has now been the primary industrial gas supplier for two of the world’s longest subsea pipelines – an achievement which we are very proud of and our teams are looking forward to getting this project up and running.”