Tosçelik, Supplier for Romania’s Black Sea Gas Pipeline Project

Romania’s Transgaz this year has started work on the Tuzla – Podisor gas pipeline, which will link Black Sea gas resources to the BRUA corridor, after signing the order to start work in June. The project has now taken another step forward after Turkish firm Tosçelik Spiral Pipe, a member of the Tosyali Holding group, was chosen to supply the pipes. It will deliver 102,000 tonnes of steel pipes with diameters ranging from 813 to 1219 mm within one year. The length of the Tuzla – Podisor pipeline will be 306.5 kilometres and its route runs from south-east to west, passing through the Counties of Constanta, Calarasi and Giurgiu.

It is expected that around 45% of Romania’s consumption will be covered by the gas to be transported by the pipeline, which is expected to have an annual capacity of over 12 billion cubic metres.

The project, which is of critical importance for Europe’s energy security, aims to connect with the Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria (BRUA) gas pipeline in Podisor, according to plans. Tosçelik Spiral Pipe is also a supplier for BRUA.

As a reminder, Transgaz in June signed the order to start the works that will be carried out with the consortium led by the Turkish company Kalyon Insaat Sanayi (a consortium that also includes Romanian companies), which won the tender for a project worth EUR 500 million.

“We are witnessing a historic moment: the signing of this order to start work and the completion of preparations for the exploitation of gas from the offshore Black Sea blocks. Transgaz will carry out the project under the same conditions of proven performance and efficiency, in accordance with the implementation schedule, because it is important that the gas infrastructure be completed by the time the exploitation of natural gas from the Neptun Deep offshore block in the Black Sea begins. Romania’s energy security is our top priority. We have worked extremely well with the Romanian Government and will continue this collaboration. Being a project of strategic importance for the economic and social development of the country, the Romanian Government and the other public institutions and authorities support this project through all the steps taken and will continue to support all other investments aimed at the strategic and sustainable development of the national gas transmission infrastructure, increasing Romania’s role in the regional, European and international energy sector,” said Ion Sterian, General Manager of Transgaz, on the occasion of signing the order to start work.


Tosçelik Spiral Pipe production

Production range of outside diameter from 16” (406,4mm) up to 126” (3200 mm) with wall thickness up to 26mm.

Tosçelik Spiral Pipe Mill converts steel coils into high-strength, large-diameter API-grade pipes for high-pressure natural gas and oil transmission lines as well as for structural applications. Tosçelik manufactures spiral welded steel pipes in compliance with API, ISO, EN and DIN standards. The pipe production is certified by several internationally well-known certification bodies.

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