Europe's Saint-Gobain Pam landed a $300 million contract to supply 410,000 metric tons (460 km) of pipe for a drinking water pipeline in Abu Dhabi being built by Japan's Marubeni Corp. According to KWD Globalpipe, it is the largest ductile iron pipe contract ever signed by any company in the world ( Saint-Gobain's Pipe Division employs 8,000 people worldwide.