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Blast furnace No. 2, Bremen, Germany  (© 2012 ArcelorMittal)
Blast furnace No. 2, Bremen, Germany (© 2012 ArcelorMittal)

German Steel Mill Receives Record-Breaking Order for Azerbaijan - Europe Gas Pipeline

The Arcelor Mittal steel plant in Bremen has secured a landmark $7 billion order for 310,000 tons of steel for the proposed 2000 km Azerbaijan - Turkey - Europe natural gas pipeline. The steel provided will constitute one-third of the overall amount necessary to complete the project. Deliveries will begin this year and continue until 2017.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves (© 2014 TAP AG)
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves (© 2014 TAP AG)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves

Invitations to Tender (ITT) covers 55 valves at 48” and 36”, class 600 and 900. The requirements and quality of the large diameter ball valves and actuators include significant safety features of a high engineering standard in order to ensure the highest quality of the TAP pipeline in relation to technical quality and safety.

Synodon Signs Collaboration Agreement with Spanish Pipeline Service Company
Synodon Signs Collaboration Agreement with Spanish Pipeline Service Company

Synodon Signs Collaboration Agreement with Spanish Pipeline Service Company

Synodon Inc. ("Synodon") announces that at an earlier ceremony organized by the Managing Director of the Agency for Local Development (“PROMALAGA”) for the City of Málaga, it has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Aganova Grupo (“Aganova”), a natural gas and water pipeline inspection service provider headquartered in Malaga, Andalucía, Spain.

Southern Libya (© 2006 Roberdan)
Southern Libya (© 2006 Roberdan)

Libya still struggling to free blocked oil pipeline

One of the largest oil reservoirs in the world in Libya's El Sharara, once producing some 300 000 barrels per day, is ready to resume production if a blocked pipeline is eventually cleared.

The pipeline has fallen victim to Libya's long and protracted civil war, with rival groups contesting the pipeline's ownership, preventing the shipment of oil to commercial markets.

Boyko Borissov, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker (© 2014 European Union)
Boyko Borissov, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker (© 2014 European Union)

European Union wants South Stream to proceed

Countering Russian President Vlamimir Putin's assertion this week that the $40 billion South Stream natural gas pipeline project was dead in the water, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared the project was very much alive and can go ahead.

Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (© 2014 EIB)
Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (© 2014 EIB)

EU funds for Ukrainian pipeline

Ukrtransgaz, the Ukrainian pipeline operator, has secured a 150 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to upgrade a 120 km section of its transnational gas pipeline including two compressor stations to Europe. Similarly the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expected to lend the Ukraine 163 million euros for this purpose later this month.

Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom and Mehmet Konuk, Chairman Botas sign MOU (© 2014 Gazprom)
Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom and Mehmet Konuk, Chairman Botas sign MOU (© 2014 Gazprom)

Ever more Russian gas bound for Turkey: Fallout from South Stream

Russia and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to construct a new offshore natural gas pipeline from the Russian Federation across the Black Sea to Turkey. The pipeline will have a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters per annum with 14 billion cubic meters envisioned for the Turkish market and some 50 billion cubic meters for Europe.

Silvan Schlomo, Israel's Energy Minister, visits a processing plant off the coast of Ashdod in March (© 2014 Moshe Binyamin/Energy and Water Ministry)
Silvan Schlomo, Israel's Energy Minister, visits a processing plant off the coast of Ashdod in March (© 2014 Moshe Binyamin/Energy and Water Ministry)

Israel seeks to enter the European gas fray

Looking to capitalize on a massive natural gas reservoir discovered in disputed territorial waters 90 km off the joint Israel - Lebanese border, Israel has proposed that the EU invest in a multi-billion euro 1530 km offshore pipeline to carry the product to Europe.

Fathom Solutions joins ptc 2015 as Platinum Sponsor
Fathom Solutions joins ptc 2015 as Platinum Sponsor

Fathom Solutions joins ptc 2015 as Platinum Sponsor

In the past, data availability and reliability characterized the main challenges to understanding and improving operations in the oil & gas industry. Today, data flows in by the millisecond, however - most of the engineering practices remain the same. Are oil companies extracting the full potential of their investments in data infrastructure?

NACE International joins ptc as supporter
NACE International joins ptc as supporter

NACE International joins ptc as supporter

NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, serves nearly 33,000+ members in 116 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more.

Europe’s biggest pipeline conference took place in Berlin for the first time
Europe’s biggest pipeline conference took place in Berlin for the first time

Europe’s biggest pipeline conference took place in Berlin for the first time

Delegates from 42 different nations travelled to Berlin for the 9th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) from 12-14 May, in order to gather information from nearly 70 presentations on the latest trends in design, construction, operation and maintenance of onshore and offshore pipelines. A new attendance record was set with over 420 participants.

Pipeline Technology Journal 1/2014
Pipeline Technology Journal 1/2014

The Pipeline Technology Journal published its third special issue with integrated technical videos

The May issue will again focus on pipeline safety and reliability aspects and it includes technical reports on Sustainable Rehabilitation, The Linear Risk Integral (LRI) approach in pipeline QRA, Turkmen Gas to Turkey & EU and Challenges for Biogas Feed-In Plants.

Participants of the Pipeline Technology Seminar (Middle East), Dubai, February 2014
Participants of the Pipeline Technology Seminar (Middle East), Dubai, February 2014

The organizer of Pipeline Technology Conference ptc hosts the first Pipeline Technology Seminar Middle East in Dubai

The annual Pipeline Technology Conference, ptc (www.pipeline-conference.com) is known for its enduring dealing with the latest technological developments in the pipeline industry.

Pipeline Technology Seminar Middle East
Pipeline Technology Seminar Middle East

Pipeline Technology Seminar Middle East 25-26 February 2014 in Dubai

Following the success of the International Pipeline Seminar Week in Hamburg, Germany in October 2013, we would like to invite you to participate in the Pipeline Technology Seminar (Middle East) 2014. It will take place from 25-26 February 2014 in Dubai city.

Pipeline Technology Journal - Issue# 2
Pipeline Technology Journal - Issue# 2

The second issue of the electronic magazine Pipeline Technology Journal ptj 2013 is now available

The second issue of the new ptj covers reports about research, development and technology, news from industry and practice and latest information about pipeline conferences and other related event information. It especially focuses on the safety and reliability of pipelines.

Site visit at E.ON Hanse gas storage and dispatching center Hamburg Reitbrook
Site visit at E.ON Hanse gas storage and dispatching center Hamburg Reitbrook

1st International Pipeline Seminar Week provided comprehensive operational knowledge

The annual Pipeline Technology Conference ptc is known for its permanent dealing with the latest technological developments in the pipeline industry.

Participants have increasingly requested to treat some developments with regard to a deeper application in their companies. Therefore in the past 1-2 years special seminars have been appended to the conference.

IPSW - International Pipeline Seminar Week
IPSW - International Pipeline Seminar Week

Reserve your place at the "1st International Pipeline Seminar Week"

The 5-day seminar on "Pipeline life-cycle extension strategies - new technologies in operation" gives detailed information about well-approved strategies for a failure-free and economic operation and maintenance of high-pressure oil and gas pipeline systems. It will take place from 21-25 October 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Thomas Hüwener, Technical Director of Open Grid Europe is new member of the ptc Advisory Committee
Dr. Thomas Hüwener, Technical Director of Open Grid Europe is new member of the ptc Advisory Committee

Dr. Thomas Hüwener, Technical Director of Open Grid Europe is new member of the ptc Advisory Committee

On 1 March 2013 Dr. Thomas Hüwener provisionally took over the technical directorship of Open Grid Europe from Heinz Watzka who left the company at his own request for personal reasons on 28 February 2013.

Dr. Thomas Hüwener will be new member of the ptc advisory committee.

ptj - Pipeline Technology Journal
ptj - Pipeline Technology Journal

First issue of the new Pipeline Technology Journal launched successfully during ptc 2013

The first issue of the new ptj covers reports about research, development and technology, news from industry and practice and latest information about pipeline conferences and other related event information.

First ptc seminar on ILI attended by 16 international participants - more specialized seminars will follow
First ptc seminar on ILI attended by 16 international participants - more specialized seminars will follow

First ptc seminar on ILI attended by 16 international participants - more specialized seminars will follow

The 2-day seminar on "In-line inspection of transmission pipelines" started directly after the 8th Pipeline Technology Conference on 21 March 2013. Some of the international ptc delegates from Saudi Arabia, Libya, Switzerland and Germany made use of the opportunity to stay for two more days in Hannover in order to go further into details and to meet some potential future business partners.