First pipes for Nord Stream 2 arrive in MukranProjects and Operations // November 25, 2016
The first pipes for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline were delivered by rail to the German logistics hub in Mukran on the island of Rügen in late October. The pipes were produced by Europipe in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, and transported entirely by rail to the Port of Mukran.
Over the coming weeks, 148 pipes will be delivered to Mukran per day, transported by a train comprising 37 wagons. Each pipe is approximately 12m long and weighs about 24 tonnes.
Wasco Coatings Europe will be responsible for the concrete coating for the pipes and logistics services during the construction of the pipeline. The company plans to employ about 150 people in the concrete coating facility in Mukran for the duration of the project. The works are planned to commence in the spring of 2017 and will involve the coating and storage of up to 90,000 pipes. The logistics services include the storage of pipes as well as transport to and within storage yards.
Deliveries from the pipe mills of Russian suppliers Chelpipe and OMK to the Port of Kotka, Finland, started at the end of September 2016.