Italian Company to Supply Pipe for North Sea Field

The Italian company Ilva SpA will supply steel pipe for the gas pipeline that will be laid between the Kvitebjorn field in the North Sea and the gas treatment plant at Kollsnes near Bergen.

Statoil has ordered just under 150 kilometres of 30-inch pipe or 54,000 tons. The contract is worth around NOK 270 million. All the pipe will be delivered by December 1, 2002. The pipe will be manufactured at the Ilva factory in Taranto, southern Italy. Kvitebjorn will supply gas from October 1, 2004. The field will be developed with an integrated, fixed production platform with drilling package. Gas and condensate will be separated and piped to Kollsnes and the Mongstad refinery respectively, for further treatment.