Polarled Gas Pipeline

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  • Polarled is a new 480-kilometer gas pipeline from Aasta Hansteen to Nyhamna in Møre og Romsdal county. The pipeline facilitates the development of Aasta Hansteen Gas and Condensate Field and other fields in the Norwegian Sea.
  • The 36-inch pipeline will be located 1300 meters below sea level at the deepest. No other oil/gas pipeline of this dimension has ever been laid this deep before.
  • The investments in the Polarled project are estimated at NOK 25 billion
  • Polarled was previously known as the Norwegian Sea Gas Infrastructure NSGI Project
  • Other related fields include Dvalin Gas Field


  • Marubeni Itochu/JFE: Fabricating linepipe
  • Wasco: Applying coating
  • Allsea: Pipe Laying
  • KONGSBERG: Delivery of subsea structures, in-line tee’s, tie-in and connection systems


  • 2012 - OMV signed an agreement to acquire a 6.15% stake
  • 2013 - Plan for installation and operation (PIO) submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • 2014 - Statoil sold a stake to Winstershall, reducing its share to 37%
  • 2015 - Pipe laying operations started

Other Information

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  1. Aasta Hansteen and Polarled plans submitted for government approval
  2. Gassco, Norwegian Sea Gas Infrastructure
  3. Ripple effects in Northern Norway with Polarled
  4. KONGSBERG signs MNOK 380 contracts with Statoil
  5. Realising value to further strengthen NCS portfolio
  6. Polarled pipe-laying
  7. Polarled – the first pipeline crossing the Arctic Circle

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