Van Oord protects pipeline in Baydaratskaya Bay

Van Oord has been awarded a contract for the Baydaratskaya Bay Crossing project in Baydaratskaya Bay on the Yamal Peninsula in the Russian Federation. The client is the Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom, and the contract involves dredging a trench for an offshore pipeline and backfilling of the trench with previously excavated material in order to stabilise and protect the pipeline. The work is part of the Yamal Megaproject. This project involves the development of infrastructure to transport gas from the Bovanenkovskoye gas field to the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia via the Bovanenko-Ukhta gas pipeline system, now under construction.