21st May 2018
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Huge pipe-layer begins work at Firths Voe

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The Solitaire begins work in Firths Voe.

The world’s largest pipe laying ship arrived in Firths Voe yesterday to start work today on the subsea section of the Laggan-Tormore pipeline.

The 300-metre Solitaire is working on the pull-in phase of the pipeline, which involves pipe from the ship being brought to join the onshore section. This stretches from Total’s under-construction gas plant  to the shore at Firths Voe.

The pull-in work is expected to last two days. The 243-km pipeline will export compressed gas which will eventually join the national network.

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