The Salzgitter Group participations Berg Steel Pipe Corp. and Berg Spiral Pipe Corp., both located in the United States, have been awarded two major contracts to manufacture pipes for new natural gas infrastructure that will serve the southeastern United States.
The two companies in Panama City and Mobile are subsidiaries of EUROPIPE GmbH, Mülheim, Germany, a joint venture of Salzgitter AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke.
Berg was selected to provide approximately 625 miles of 30-inch and 36-inch steel pipe (346.000 tons) to the Sabal Trail Transmission and Florida Southeast Connection natural gas pipeline projects. As demand continues to grow, the pipeline projects will increase the Southeast region’s access to clean, domestic natural gas in the years ahead.
Subject to regulatory approval, Sabal Trail Transmission and Florida Southeast Connection will expand the natural gas infrastructure and supply to meet the Southeastern U.S.’s growing natural gas needs in 2017. A joint venture of affiliates of Spectra Energy Partners, LLC and NextEra Energy, Inc., Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC is a new interstate natural gas pipeline that will originate in southwestern Alabama and transport natural gas to Georgia and Florida, terminating at a new Central Florida Hub south of Orlando, Fla. A wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., Florida Southeast Connection will transport gas from Sabal Trail’s Central Florida Hub to Florida Power & Light Company’s Martin Clean Energy Center in Indiantown, Fla.