MMT and Reach Subsea to Survey Nord Stream Pipeline
MMT Sweden has been awarded a three-year contract by Nord Stream AG to inspect both lines of the Nord Stream pipeline running through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany.
The external inspection of the pipeline will be executed by the joint venture between MMT Sweden and Reach Subsea.
The scope of work, involving approximately 150 days for 2017, includes visual and instrumental inspection of the pipelines with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) over the entire length of the route. The trenched sections and cable crossings of the pipeline will also be inspected. The survey will mainly be conducted from the vessel Stril Explorer.
The purpose of these surveys is to acquire data on the condition of both pipeline strings and associated installations. This information is used in the continued assessment of the pipelines’ integrity, and will complement the data generated in earlier inspection campaigns.
MMT Sweden’s founder, Ola Oskarsson, said: “We are very proud to be chosen to conduct the important inspections of this great infrastructure project and bring our new technology to the Baltic Sea. In cooperation with our partner, Reach Subsea, we will support Nord Stream’s safe and environmentally sound energy transport to Europe.”
Reach Subsea’s founder and CEO, Jostein Alendal, added: “This three-year contract award is a result of the excellent operational performance in offshore survey carried out in close cooperation with our partner MMT Sweden over the past years.”
Managing director of Nord Stream AG, Alexey Zagorovskiy, commented: “Reliability, safety and professional management are important for us as a company, and also in terms of choosing a supplier. We hope that our cooperation with MMT will be successful and mutually beneficial.”