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 south-eastern United States. The two companies in Panama City and Mobile are subsidiaries of EUROPIPE, Mülheim, Germany, a joint venture of Salzgitter AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke.
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Berg was selected to provide approximately 625mi of 30â? and 36â? steel pipe weighing 346,000 tons to the Sabal Trail Transmission and Florida Southeast Connection natural gas pipeline projects. A joint venture of affiliates of Spectra Energy Partners and NextEra Energy, Sabal Trail Transmission is a new interstate natural gas pipeline that will originate in south-western Alabama and transport natural gas to Georgia and Florida, terminating at a new Central Florida Hub south of Orlando, Florida. As demand continues to grow, the pipeline projects will increase the Southeast regionâs access to clean, domestic natural gas in the years ahead.