NO. 47



Japanese Consortium Wins Pipe Order from Iran

A Japanese consortium has won a $7.4mn order to supply 10,000 tons of 12-inchpipe to Iran under a contract signed on 20 August. MEES understands that thepipe is to be used for the laying of a gas supply line from Arak to the site ofa projected new power station at Hamedan.

The Japanese firms involved are: Nippon Steel Corp., NKK Corp., KawasakiSteel Corp. and Sumitomo Metal Industries, together with four trading...