A total of 1,000 kilometers of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has now been laid in Finnish, Swedish and German waters.

Two Allseas pipelay vessels – Solitaire and Pioneering Spirit – are currently installing the pipeline in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone. Some twenty vessels are currently being engaged in the project in the Baltic Sea, with nearly 1,300 people working on board the pipelay, pipe supply and survey vessels.

Another milestone was also reached last week, when the project’s coating and logistics contractor Wasco completed concrete weight coating of its share of the steel pipes in its plant in Kotka, Finland, where approximately 101,000 steel pipes had been coated. This corresponds to half of the pipes needed for the twin pipelines.

The twin pipeline system consists of two approximately 1,230-kilometres-long pipelines, each made up of some 100,000 pipe joints.

See videos of pipelay vessels Audacia and Pioneering Spirit installing the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in the Baltic Sea here:

Pipelaying

Pipelaying by Pioneering Spirit – Impressions from the Baltic Sea

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