Saipem Nord Stream

General information

Client Saipem 
Project Saipem Nord Stream 
Year 2010/2011 
Location Baltic Sea 
Vessels Solitaire 
Max. water depth 210 m (690 ft)

Scope of work

  • Procurement
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication
  • Pipelay
  • Survey support
  • Logistics

Project specials

  • Pipeline installation in curves over pre-installed wide rock berms
  • Installation in security corridor, free of ordnance
  • First time working in the Russian Federation
  • Development and first-time use of a “stretcher” for pipeline A&R
  • Longest subsea pipeline in the world to date: 1224 km (759 miles)

Pipe characteristics

686/426 48 41.0/34.6/30.9 SAWL 485 I FD