March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

TechNotes

Volvo Turning Up the Gas in Europe

Special to Pipeline & Gas Journal Volvo pipelayers were used on both sides of the border to allow gas to flow from France to Belgium for the first time. As well as responding to increasing demand for gas in Belgium’s West Flanders region, the new pipeline will feed gas to northwest Europe. Located between Alveringem, near the French border and port of Dunkirk, and Maldegem, east of Bruges in East Flanders, the existing infrastructure could no longer cope with growing demand from new housing and small and medium-sized enterprises starting up in the area. On the French side of the border, responsibility for connecting Belgium to the French network fell to French grid operator GRTgaz, an

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