Pipe joints ready for trans-shipment to the interim stock yard Karlskrona (Sweden), 25 August 2009
EUPEC had contracted the logistics company Sea Terminal Sassnitz to load the pipes for the Nord Stream Pipeline with specialised heavy machinery onto the carrier vessel operated by the Swedish company ATOB@C SHIPPING AB. Each shipment to Karlskrona has consist of 160 pipe joints on average, and the unloading has taken 12 hours. Transfer and storage of the pipes in Karlskrona has been handled by the Norwegian NorSea Group.
Source for the image and text, is owned by Nord Stream AG