After Nord Stream 2 AG awarded Wasco Coatings Europe a contract for concrete weight coating, storage and logistics of the 200,000 pipes for the namesake pipeline, Wasco has now awarded Denmark’s Blue Water Shipping a contract for the transport, handling and storage of 113,000 of the pipes, the company reported on June 22, 2017.
5 companies participated in a tender which resulted in Blue Water’s headquarters in Denmark getting the contract worth 40 million euros.
The contract will also involve the company’s local offices in Sweden, Finland and Germany, as well as local subcontractors in Sweden and Finland.
Announcing the contract award, Blue Water Shipping’s contract covers sea transport of pipes from Wasco’s coating facilities in Mukran, Germany, and Kotka, Finland, to storage yards in Karlshamn, Sweden, and Hanko, Finland.
This part of the project will cover about 475 shipments by coaster vessels.
Blue Water’s contract covers loading the pipes, transport to storage yards, operation of the storage yards – and finally loading of the feeder vessels transferring the pipes to the pipelay vessels from Allseas.
The company will work in close cooperation with Wasco, which will coat each of the 200,000 high-density steel pipes with concrete – doubling the weight of the 12-meter pipes to 24 tons per pipe on average.
The 1st shipment of pipes is planned to start in July 2017.