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    First concrete weight coated pipes for Nord Stream 2 delivered to Hanko

    Projects and Operations // July 31, 2017

    The first concrete weight coated (CWC) pipes for the 1,200km Nord Stream 2 twin pipelines arrived by rail at the Port of Koverhar in Hanko, Finland, earlier this month.

    Approximately 200km of CWC pipes will be transported by train to Koverhar between mid-July and the third quarter of 2017, to be stored in the port until the start of construction in 2018.

    The consignments of CWC pipes produced by ChelPipe in Russia are delivered on trains with 63 wagons each carrying three of the 12m, 24-tonne pipes.

    The main CWC pipe deliveries to the Port of Koverhar will be made by sea on vessels transporting the pipes from the coating plant in Kotka operated by Nord Stream 2's logistics partner Wasco. These deliveries will start in Q3 2017.

    The Port of Koverhar in Hanko will serve as one of the four logistics hubs to be used for the Nord Stream 2 project.

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