A consortium of Izostal and its majority shareholder Stalprofil has won a PLN 115.35 million ($33.43m) contract to supply coated DN 1,000 pipe to Gaz-System, with deliveries scheduled from 1 June 2018-28 February 2019. This will be used by the Polish gas pipeline operator to build the 55km Tworog-Tworzen gas pipeline.
The same consortium also won a PLN 92.52m contract to supply DN 1,000 coated pipe for the construction of the 40km Strachocina-Pogorska Wola gas pipeline by Gaz-System. This section will be part of the 700km Hermanowice-Pogorska Wola pipeline. Deliveries are scheduled for 1 June-31 July 2018.
Polish gas pipeline investments finally accelerated in 2017 after previously stalling despite widely-touted large-scale investment plans by Gaz-System. Besides the pipeline operator, investments by Polish oil and gas company Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG) are expected to generate pipe demand in Poland.
Earlier this week PGNiG named Izostal as one of the preferred bidders in its open tender for newly-produced casing pipe and tubing, as well as accessories for boreholes (see Kallanish 4 January).