BP plans CATS repair

Following visual inspection by divers, BP plans a permanent repair to the Central Area Transmission System pipeline in the North Sea.

Offshore staff


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.


08/01/2007

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