Huge pipe-layer begins work at 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.