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The operators of the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline are relying on control and safety technology from Bilfinger. The industrial services provider has won the order for development, delivery and commissioning of the process control and monitoring systems for operation of the pipeline. Order volume for the implementation of the systems is more than €15 million.
Group company Bilfinger GreyLogix, part of the Engineering & Technologies segment, will assume responsibility for execution of the project. The specialist for process control technology is also playing a leading role in the operating phase of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. The company has carved out a leading international position for itself in recent years, particularly in the oil and gas sector.
Tom Blades, CEO at Bilfinger: “The order covers a broad spectrum of services and displays the outstanding competences we have in each of them: from monitoring and control systems through to safety technologies and also including fire and gas systems. We are also contributing our technology expertise to the project – expertise that we built up in the operation of the Nord Stream pipeline. This order is evidence of our quality and our position as a leading provider of process control technology.”
For operation of the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline, Bilfinger will take over management of the process control and safety systems in the landfall stations on the Russian and on the German Baltic Sea costs as well as in the planned control center for the pipeline in Zug, Switzerland. Nord Stream 2 is an infrastructure project for the construction of a natural gas export pipeline through the Baltic Sea from the St. Petersburg region to the German Baltic Sea coast in Lubmin. The pipeline will have a transport capacity of 55 billion m³ of natural gas annually. This is enough to cover the needs of about 26 million households in Europe. Construction of the roughly 1,200 kilometer Baltic Sea pipeline is planned for 2018/19. According to information from the operator, it is expected to go into operation at the end of 2019.