Huge pipe-layer begins work at Firths Voe

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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