The British arm of the Italian Saipem has selected the German Baltic port as the site from which it will carry out laying 275 km of gas pipes, with depths ranging from four to 57 metres.
Saipem Ltd has been contracted, in a deal worth €280m, by the Polish Gaz-System (who works with the Danish gas and electricity transmission system operator Energinet on the Baltic Pipe project).
Laying of pipes is scheduled to begin this summer.
The bi-directional pipeline is slated for commissioning in October 2022.
The Baltic Pipe is a gas connection project that will link Poland and the Norwegian sector of the North Sea via Denmark.
The annual gas transportation capacity of Baltic Pipe will amount to 10b m3 from Norway to Denmark and Poland, and 3.0b m3 from Poland to Denmark.
The German seaport had already served as one of the installation bases for the Nord Stream 2 project.
Photo: Mukran Port