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    New rock dumping record established by Van Oord

    News // May 17, 2004
    A new rock dumping record has been established by the flexible fall pipe vessel Tertnes.

    The vessel completed the protection of a cable crossing in water depths of 887m during work on the 32in Libya Gas Transmission System (LGTS) pipeline.

    The pipeline system will transport gas from Mellitah, Libya, to Sicily, Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea.

    The offshore section of the pipeline is 516km long and has been laid to a maximum water depth of 1,117m.

    Van Oord was subcontracted by the Italian pipe-laying firm Saipem for rock dumping on six cable crossing locations along the LGTS pipeline route.

    The previous record was also established in the Mediterranean Sea in 1997, just east of Gibraltar, in water depths of 820m.

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