ZEEPIPE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSES TOWARD 1993 START-UP

Kai Killerud, Leif Solberg Statoil Stavanger First-phase construction on the longest and largest pipeline ever laid in the North Sea will peak this year with completion of pipelaying and tie-ins. Phase I of the Zeepipe transportation system (ZTS) targets full gas delivery to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on Oct. 1, 1993. Start-up and partial delivery of first gas to the terminal will occur somewhat earlier, based on current negotiations with buyers.

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