Langeled South operational

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October 1st, 2006

Norwegian gas began to flow through the southern leg of the Langeled pipeline system to the UK as planned on Sunday 1 October.

Langeled South is a 44-inch pipeline which extends from the Sleipner Riser platform in Norway’s North Sea sector to the receiving terminal at Easington on the English east coast.

“Despite a hectic final phase, I’m very pleased that we’ve brought in this project on schedule,” says Jan Hauge, vice president for product management at pipeline operator Gassco.

Langeled will have a total annual capacity of 20 billion cubic metres, or a fifth of Britain’s gas requirements.

When the northern leg, which runs from Nyhamna in mid-Norway, to Sleipner East, becomes operational in 2007, Langeled will rank as the world’s longest underwater pipeline.

This system forms part of the Gassled joint venture, which embraces most of the Norwegian gas transport system.


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