South Stream Transport is an international consortium of four major energy companies: Gazprom (Russia), Eni (Italy), EDF (France) and Wintershall (Germany). In November 2012, the organisation announced in a press release that its shareholders had decided to establish the permanent project organisation South Stream Transport B.V. in Amsterdam, facilitating the planning, construction and operation of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline.
Companies continue to set up in the Amsterdam Area
South Stream Transport is just one of the many companies that have opted to establish offices in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Other companies moving into the Amsterdam Area in 2013 include international law firm Jones Day and Joule Assets, an American provider of energy market analytics, tools and financing.
Home to headquarters
The Amsterdam Area has been a popular location for headquarters for a number of years. In 2012, 25 international companies established their headquarters in the region, accounting for 972 new jobs. This is partly due to the presence of many internationally-oriented business service providers in the region, as well as the excellent accessibility provided by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.