Constructing an underwater pipeline is a major undertaking. Pipelaying began in 2018 and Nord Stream 2 will require around 200,000 coated steel pipes. Through a carefully planned and tightly managed process, individual lay vessels can construct the pipeline at a rate of up to 3km per day.
Pipe Production in the Europipe Pipe Mill
Europipe GmbH is one of three pipe suppliers selected by Nord Stream 2 AG. Production of the high-quality large-diameter pipes started in August 2016 and will continue in several lots up to mid-2018 in the pipe mill in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, for a total of 90,000 out of the 200,000 pipes that will be required for the pipeline. The pipes are transported entirely by rail to the Port of Mukran.
First Pipes for Nord Stream 2 Produced by Europipe Arrive in Mukran
The first 148 pipes for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline were delivered by rail on 27 October 2016 to the German logistics hub Mukran on the island of Rügen. The pipes are loaded onto trucks, inspected to ensure integrity and transported to the nearby storage site. The pipes are produced by Europipe in Mülheim and der Ruhr, Germany. Wasco Coatings Europe is responsible for the concrete coating and logistics of the pipes.