Nord Stream 2 Welcomes Decision Regarding Pipe Storage at Port of Karlshamn
Jan. 31, 2017 | Zug | We welcome the decision of the municipality Karlshamn to sign an agreement for the use of its port for pipe storage during the project’s execution phase.
The port of Karlshamn has since our first contacts signalled its commercial interest in taking part in the project. Nord Stream’s 2 contractor, Wasco Coatings Germany GmbH, will consequently use the harbour for pipe transhipments and storage over a two-year period as of this autumn.
During the first phase, pipes exclusively made in Germany will be shipped to Karlshamn and then stored within the premises of the port. During the second phase, these pipes will be loaded onto pipe-carrier vessels transporting them to the lay barge on the sea.
Wasco is in charge of the entire transhipment process, with no involvement of Nord Stream 2 nor its shareholder Gazprom. Wasco intends to hire locals and mainly work with local suppliers to supply goods and services for these operations.
Wasco will in total use four ports for the pipe logistics of the Nord Stream 2 project: Mukran in Germany, Kotka and Hanko in Finland, and Karlshamn in Sweden.
During the first Nord Stream project, the company, Swedish authorities, municipalities, suppliers and local communities cooperated in an open, constructive and fruitful manner over a period of many years. Nord Stream 2 would like to continue the on-going project guided by the same principles.
You can find this press release in Swedish below.