MMT Sweden receives Nord Stream Pipeline inspection contract


MMT Sweden has secured a contract from Nord Stream to inspect both lines of the Nord Stream Pipeline, which runs through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany.

The three-year deal will see a joint venture between MMT Sweden and Reach Subsea conduct an external inspection of the pipeline.

MMT Sweden 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.”

MMT Sweden will be required to carry out visual and instrumental inspections using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) over the entire length of the pipeline's subsea route under the arrangement.

The company is also due to inspect various trenched sections and cable crossings along the pipeline.

The survey is expected to be carried out over 150 days of this year, and will mainly be conducted from the Stril Explorer vessel.

"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."

Nord Stream managing director Alexey Zagorovskiy said: “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.”

The survey will procure data on the condition of both pipeline strings and associated installations.

This information will then be used in the continued assessment of the pipelines' condition and integrity, which will also upgrade earlier surveys.


Image: The survey will be conducted from the vessel Stril Explorer. Photo: courtesy of Axel Schmidt / Nord Stream 2 AG.