Photo: Rohde Nielsen

Rohde Nielsen’s new vessel hired for Baltic Pipe work

Rohde Nielsen’s new multi-purpose vessel Grane R has secured its first job on the Baltic Pipe project.

Grane R will carry out boulder removal, trench maintenance dredging, and backfilling for the gas pipeline between the Norwegian sector of the North Sea and Poland.

For the boulder removal operations, the vessel’s crane is equipped with a peel grab supplied with video camera for visual monitoring, Rohde Nielsen said.

The 274-kilometer Baltic Pipe project is a strategic infrastructure project between Poland’s GAZ-SYSTEM and the Danish Energinet.

It will create a new corridor supplying gas from Norway to the markets in Poland, Denmark and neighboring countries.

GAZ-SYSTEM reported at the beginning of the month that it had started carrying out final preparations to begin laying the offshore gas pipeline.