STAVANGER, Norway – The final pipe in the Polarled pipeline project is now in place in 1,260 m (4,133 ft) of water at the Aasta Hansteen field. This is the first pipeline on the Norwegian continental shelf to cross the Arctic Circle.
Statoil said that this completes the 482.4-km (300-mi) long pipeline from shore at Nyhamna, Norway, to the Norwegian Sea field.
The line was laid by Allseas’ Solitaire pipelay vessel. The 36-in. diameter pipeline’s capacity is 70 MMcm/d (2,472 MMcf/d) of gas.
Statoil has reported that the original budget for the project was NOK 11.1 billion ($1.3 billion), but that the final spend was about NOK 7.5 billion ($881 million).
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