Nord Stream Pipeline

Allseas Pipelay Vessel Solitaire in the Baltic Sea

Allseas Solitaire

Solitaire has a massive 22,000 tonne pipe-carrying capacity and work stations on several levels to enable it to receive and store the 12-metre long, 23-tonne pipes, weld them together, test the welds, join the pipes to the pipeline, and lay it on the seabed at a rate of about 2.5 to 3 kilometres a day.

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