Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 6 / Trend A. Badalova /
The Nabucco consortium, designed to transport gas from the Caspian region and Middle East to the EU countries, will hold a bilateral meeting with Turkish company Özbal Çelik Boru, Nabucco expert on communications Gabriele Egartner told Trend via e-mail.
"This will be a bilateral meeting with Turkish company Özbal Çelik Boru to get more information on pipe delivery," she said.
She said that a report on the current status of the Nabucco project will be presented during the meeting.
The meeting will be held in Vienna in August.
A Turkish steel company has received an invitation from the Nabucco International Company, or NIC, to attend a status report meeting in Vienna for the Nabucco gas pipeline project, turkish media reported with reference to the Turkish company's statement.
The Turkish company Özbal Çelik Boru has received a certificate confirming the company's ability to produce pipes for the Nabucco gas pipeline, the Turkish company told Trend.
A source added that the company intends to participate in a tender to choose the pipe manufacturers. It will be announced by the Nabucco consortium in the future.
The Nabucco project is designed to transport gas from the Caspian region and the Middle East to EU countries. The project is worth 7.9 billion euro, with its construction planned to start in 2012 and the first supplies to be commissioned in 2015.
The project's participants include the Austrian OMV, Hungarian MOL, Bulgarian Bulgargaz, Romanian Transgaz, Turkish Botas and the German RWE.