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Summary Information

  • Source: Nyhamna, Norway
  • Destination: Easington on the English east coast
  • Ownership: Gassco
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  • Length: 1,166 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 69.4 million Mscm per day
  • Status: Operating


  • Running for 1 166 kilometres, Langeled ranks as the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline. It has been constructed to carry gas from the Ormen Lange Gas Field in the Norwegian Sea
  • The system starts from the processing plant at Nyhamna on the mid-Norwegian coast. Its 42-inch northern leg carries gas to the Sleipner Gas And Condensate Field in the North Sea
  • The southern leg of Langeled is a 44-inch pipeline from the Sleipner Gas And Condensate Field to the receiving terminal at Easington on the English east coast
  • Langeled has a total annual capacity of 20 billion cubic metres, or a fifth of Britain’s gas requirements


  • Stolt Offshore: was responsible for the installation of 362 kilometres of 42-inch diameter pipeline starting outside Nyhamna, through the Norwegian Trench towards the Sleipner Platform
  • Stolt Offshore: Installation of 540 kilometres of 44-inch diameter pipeline
  • ABB: Automation, safety, and information management systems


  • 2003 - Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the UK Department of Trade and Industry sign agreement for the pipeline
  • 2003 - Stolt Offshore wins installation contract
  • 2004 - Stolt Offshore Wins 2006 Workscope for Langeled Pipelay
  • 2005 - Construction of the pipeline began
  • 2006 - Operations began on the southern leg
  • 2006 - Gassco took over the operatorship of the pipeline
  • 2007 - Operations began on the Northern leg

Other Information

  • The project was originally named Britpipe


  1. Gassco, Langeled
  2. Serimax Europe Pipeline References
  3. Langeled South operational
  4. ABB technology helps boost Norway’s gas exports
  5. Gas transport agreement
  6. Trenching starts for Langeled
  7. Langeled operatorship taken over
  8. Stolt Offshore Wins 2006 Workscope for Langeled Pipelay
  9. Stolt Offshore S.A. Announces $280 million Contract Award

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