Nord Stream 2 has awarded Halfwave an inspection contract that comprises the design and build of ART Scan® inline inspection (ILI) tools to be used on the twin 48 inch (1,219 mm) gas pipelines.
The acoustic resonance technology (ART) will be used to inspect the each of the two 1,200 km long pipelines, which have been designed to deliver natural gas supplies to the European Union.
This technology was selected due to its capability in coping with the high pipeline wall thickness, as well as its ability to inspect an entire pipeline in one single run and provide accurate high-resolution inspection results.
Under the multi-million Euro contract, Halfwave will custom-build the ART tools to be used in the pre-commissioning phase.
“This is one of the largest and most exciting contracts that we have been awarded, and we are pleased that Nord Stream 2 AG has recognised the added value the ART technology provides,” Halfwave CEO Paul Cooper said.
“After a very diligent technology evaluation process, it is very rewarding to be recognised by Nord Stream 2 AG as their leading technology provider and preferred supplier of pipeline inspection services.”
Mr Cooper said this contract shows the value that acoustic resonance technology provides and new market opportunities for the technology.
For more information visit the Halfwave website.
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