DeepOcean secures ploughing operations contract for Nord Stream 2 project

24 January 2018 (Last Updated July 14th, 2020 12:49)

DeepOcean 1 UK has secured a contract to perform ploughing operations on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea. 

DeepOcean secures ploughing operations contract for Nord Stream 2 project
Pursuant to the contract, DeepOcean 1 UK will perform ploughing operations on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea. Credit: DeepOcean.

DeepOcean 1 UK has secured a contract to perform ploughing operations on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea.

The Nord Stream 2 project covers construction of an offshore natural gas transmission system from the Russian Baltic Sea to the German Baltic Coast.

Two 1,220km pipelines are planned to be constructed as part of the transmission system.

The latest development comes after DeepOcean was awarded a contract by Nord Stream 2 AG for ploughing operations along pre-defined sections of the pipeline in December last year.

Under the contract, the scope of work includes project management, engineering, surveying, and ploughing activities.

“We shall deploy our AMP500 plough to bury the 48in pipelines.”

Parent company DeepOcean Group Holding cable installation and trenching commercial director Andrew Piasecki said: “We shall deploy our AMP500 plough to bury the 48in pipelines, building upon our extensive experience in the offshore trenching market and enhancing our position as a trusted partner for challenging burial projects.”

The onshore project team will deliver services from DeepOcean’s offices in Darlington, UK.

Meanwhile, offshore execution will be conducted using DeepOcean’s AMP500 Plough in two campaigns over 2018 and 2019.

Earlier this month, Deepocean secured a contract from Statoil to provide marine operations on the Snorre expansion project in the North Sea.