AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – South Stream Transport has contracted Allseas Group to lay the second string of the South Stream offshore gas pipeline in deepwater in the Black Sea.
Allseas will lay almost 900 km (559 mi) of pipes using its newPieter Schelte vessel, equipped with six welding and coating facilities.
Saipem will be responsible for engineering, management of pipe storage terminals, and connection of theoffshore pipeline to the landfall sections using the above-water tie-ins.
Pieter Scheltewill start laying the second string in summer 2015, while Saipem will be laying the first one. The second string is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2016