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European Commission funds €215 million for Baltic Pipe project

The European Commission announced that it will provide 215 million to finance part of the construction costs of the Baltic Pipe project designed to carry Norwegian gas to Danish and Polish markets. The signing ceremony took place on Monday, 15 April.

Gazprom’s TurkStream project is complete

The entire pipeline system for Gazprom’s TurkStream project in the Black Sea has been completed following connections between TurkStream offshore section and landfalls. TurkStream is a project for a gas pipeline stretching across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and further to Turkey’s border with neighboring countries.

Updated standard released for pipeline systems integrity

The American Petroleum Institute released the third edition of API Recommended Practice 1160 (RP 1160), ‘Managing System Integrity for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines,’ on February 27. RP 1160 provides a process for ensuring safe pipeline operations, including robust assessments of potential risks and establishment of systems to safely and efficiently manage them during day-to-day operations.

UK should extend its offshore wind pipeline, report says

‘The UK Offshore Wind Industry: Supply Chain Review’ was published on January 2019 by, former McLaren Group CEO and Formula One Team Principal, Martin Whitmarsh. The report focuses on urging the UK Government to announce clear targets for offshore wind and commit to an extended pipeline of bi-annual Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions of more than 2GW of capacity a year.

Magellan aims Freeport as spot for crude export terminal

Magellan Midstream Partners LP is discussing with companies that develop crude transportation assets in Freeport, Texas, as it plans to build a US crude export terminal instead of its previously scheduled spot off Corpus Christi. Despite Corpus Christi construction, the pipeline operator considers all of its options, including an offshore terminal off Freeport, closer to its crude storage and terminal assets in Houston, according to Mark Roles, senior vice president at Magellan.

Pipeline buckling easy-to-prevent during operation

Andrew Hodkinson and Joel Thornton from Charles Taylor, outline how an Engineering Loss Adjuster can team up with appointed lawyers to quickly identify the key issues in a PI claim and determine how best to establish probable root cause, liability and quantum aspects. Specifically, they focus on the pipeline buckling during operation, presenting the root causes of this kind of incidents and the measures to prevent them.

Peruvian LNG exports decrease year on year

Peruvian liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Pampa Melchorita cargo count decreased year on year. According to data from Perupetro, the LNG facility shipped an overall of 56 cargoes during 2018, experiencing a decrease in comparison to the 65 cargoes in 2017.

TurkStream offshore section installed by half

Half of the offshore section for the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline has been installed. Namely, over 930 kilometer of pipeline has been laid in total on the seabed of the Black Sea, divided over two strings. Pioneering Spirit, the vessel conducting deep-water sections of the pipeline, passed kilometer point 706 for the first line.

New portal provides pipeline real-time data

The industry sees a clear need for innovation in pipeline technology and new ways of monitoring pipelines. To drastically speed up and simplify pipeline operators’ decision-making, DNV GL is launching the Pipeline Evaluation Portal.

Maersk, IBM cooperate to digitize industry’s supply chain

Maersk announced that will cooperate with IBM, for the creation of a global trade digitisation solution, that will move all administrative processes and transactions associated with one container shipment to the internet. The global trade digitisation solution will enable the real-time exchange of supply chain events and documents, allowing the flow of information, with greater security.

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