Franpipe Gas Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Draupner E riser platform, North Sea, Norway
  • Destination: Port Ouest, Dunkerque, France
  • Ownership: Gassco
  • Website:
  • Length: 840 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 53.7 Mscm per day
  • Status: Operating


  • The Franpipe system runs for 840 kilometres from the Draupner E riser platform in the North Sea to the receiving terminal at Port Ouest in Dunkerque on the French coast.
  • It has an internal diameter of 42 inches.


  • McDermott-ETPM: Pipeline construction
  • Saipem: Transport and Installation


  • 1995 - McDermott-ETPM awarded contract
  • 1998 - The Franpipe Gas Pipeline entered operations
  • 1999 - The pipeline's name is changed to Franpipe

Other Information

  • The original name for the pipeline was NorFra


  1. Gassco, Franpipe
  2. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  3. Statoil Contract Awarded To J. Ray Mcdermott Joint Venture
  4. New gas link inaugurated

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