LONDON –Following visual inspection by divers, BP plans a permanent repair to the Central Area Transmission System pipeline in the North Sea. The 36-in (91 cm) line transports gas from the central North Sea to Teesside terminals.
Plans are to install a metal sleeve around the damaged area of the pipe. Design and fabrication of the sleeve are under way, BP says. The installation schedule would give a September re-start to the line.
CATS was damaged when an anchor was dragged across it.