Medgaz IM approach predicts cost savings

The planned implementation of the Medgaz Integrity Management System (MIMS) is expected to offer savings of 10-20% on pipeline maintenance through guaranteed up-time and risk reduction in operating the deepwater pipeline system.The ultradeepwater Medgaz pipeline will run 210 km across the Alboran Sea in water 2,160 m deep, connecting the Algerian gas network to the Spanish gas grid.The Medgaz system also includes a compression station at the Algerian shoreline and a gas reception terminal at Almería, Spain.This article discusses the architecture and implementation of MIMS.The design of this high-pressure gas transmission system required careful assessment of the integrity-managemen...

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