Nord Stream 2 brings jobs back to Mukran, Germany
- Mukran, Germany is set to be an important logistics centre for the pipeline project, providing storage and concrete weight coating facilities
Aug. 31, 2016 | Zug | Nord Stream 2 AG and its chosen partner for concrete weight coating and logistics, Wasco Coatings Europe BV, has confirmed Mukran on Germany’s Baltic coast as a key logistics hub for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline through the Baltic Sea. Wasco plans to employ around 150 people at the Mukran site for the duration of the project.
In addition to Mukran, pipes will be concrete weight coated and stored in Kotka, Finland. Wasco will also operate three further storage yards: one in Hanko, Finland, plus two port locations in Sweden which are still to be confirmed.
The contract between Wasco and Nord Stream 2 AG will be signed shortly. The first pipes should be delivered to the Mukran site in October 2016, following transportation by rail from the producer, Europipe, which is based in Mülheim, Germany. Coating operations will begin in early 2017. In total, up to 90,000 pipes will be coated and stored in Mukran.
The remit of the coating and logistics contract includes the concrete weight coating and storage of the pipes as well as transportation to and in the storage yards.