From 2020 on, the Trans-Adria-Pipeline (TAP) will deliver natural gas from the Caspian Sea via the north of Greece, Albania and the south of Italy. Up to 20 percent of the European gas consumption will be provided via the TAP line. For this project we roll approximately 90,000 tons of heavy plates. 36,000 tons of the material to produce tubes have already been delivered in 2015.
With the projects North Stream 1 and 2 the European Union aims to secure the supply of natural gas to companies and private homes. The four strings each covering a distance of 1,200 km are the shortest connection between the massive natural gas reservoirs in Russia and Europe. We produced a total of 316,000 tons of pre-material for North Stream 1. For the follow-up project North Stream 2, a further quantity of approximately 650,000 tons has been booked. The building of the additional strings is planned to be completed on 2018.
Our rolling mill produced 58,000 tons for the Russian Gazprom group. The pipes produced from these plates were used in the Yamal project in Northwest Siberia. Characteristic for this job were the climatic conditions of the location which demand the material to meet highest requirements.
We delivered about 205,000 tons of heavy plates as pre-material for tubes to be deployed in the Ichthys offshore project. This pipeline transports liquid natural gas from the Ichthys gas field off the Northwest Australian coast to the mainland.
However, we can also do differently. For example in the offshore wind power project Baltic 2, some 32 km off the coast of Rügen in the Baltic Sea. In this project, our plates are not used to make pipelines. Here they are used in the basement structures of the 80 wind turbines of the project.