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Norway completes Polarled line under budget

Work on the 26.6bn cm/yr Polarled line is now done. It is the first pipeline on the Norwegian continental shelf to cross the Arctic Circle

The 36-in pipeline extends from Nyhamna – delivery point for gas from Ormen Lange – to the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea and was laid by the world's largest pipelaying vessel: Solitaire from Allseas. The Shell-operated gas plant at Nyhamna is being expanded and a separate pipeline between Polarled and the Kristin platform will connect new infrastructure to existing infrastructure on Haltenbanken . In addition preparations will be made for the tie-in of existing and future discoveries in the area. The pipelaying work began in March this year. It is the deepest pipeline on the Norwegian continental shelf. At the Aasta Hansteen field, the pipeline reaches a depth of 1,260m, making

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