Allseas wins Nord Stream 2 pipelay project

Allseas has been awarded a contract for offshore pipelay at the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea.

Allseas will use pipelaying vessels Pioneering Spirit, Solitaire and Audacia for the work, which will be carried out in 2018 and 2019.

Henning Kothe, chief project officer of Nord Stream 2 AG, commented: “This is another key milestone for Nord Stream 2. I am pleased that we have secured the necessary pipelay capacity for the project in the highly specialised offshore pipelay market. Following the award decisions in 2016 for pipe supply and for coating & logistics, we now have the major contracts in place to complete the project on schedule.”

The contract is set to be signed within the next days while other tenders including the near-shore pipelay tenders in Russia and Germany are ongoing.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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