April 2013, Vol. 240 No. 4


Statoil Doles Out Contracts For Polarled Gas Pipeline In North Sea

Statoil has awarded three contracts for the long-distance Polarled gas pipeline in the Norwegian Sea. Total value is about $720 million. The 299-mile, 36-inch pipeline will take gas from the Aasta Hansteen field spar platform to the gas plant at Nyhamna on Norway’s west coast, dedicated to the Ormen Lange field. Marubeni Itochu/JFE will fabricate the linepipe, with Wasco responsible for coating, and Allseas for offshore pipelay. The steel order includes pipes, bends, and buckle arrestors. Around 325,000 metric tons (358,000 tons) of steel will be produced. Pipes will be shipped from the supplier in Japan to Malaysia where flow coating will be applied on the inside and ant

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