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Summary Information

  • Source: Sleipner area of the North Sea, Norway
  • Destination: Zeebrugge, Belgium
  • Ownership: Gassco
  • Website: http://www.gassco.no/
  • Length: 814 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 41.9 Mscm per day
  • Status: Operating


  • Phase I embraces a pipeline with an internal diameter of 40 inches, running for 814 kilometres from the Sleipner area of the North Sea to a receiving terminal at Zeebrugge in Belgium.
  • In addition comes a 30-kilometre line with an internal diameter of 30 inches from the Sleipner area to the Draupner S platform. This first phase of Zeepipe became operational on 1 October 1993.
  • Phase II embraces the 40-inch Zeepipe IIA pipeline, running 303 kilometres from the Kollsnes Gas Processing Plant near Bergen to the Sleipner area, and the 40-inch Zeepipe IIB line which runs for 304 kilometres from Kollsnes to Draupner E.


  • Saipem: Transport and Installation of Phases 1&2
  • McDermott - ETPM: Installation of Zeepipe II B line
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting: T & I Template for Zeepipe pipeline Tie-ins


  • 1993 - This first phase of Zeepipe became operational
  • 1996 - Gas deliveries from Troll Oil and Gas Field began
  • 2004 - Decision taken to expand capacity in the Zeepipe IIB and IIA pipelines

Other Information

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  1. Gassco, Zeepipe
  2. Seaway Heavy Lifting Europe Oil And Gas References
  3. FoundOcean Subsea References
  4. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  5. Serimax Europe Pipeline References
  6. Global Maritime Pipeline References
  7. Statoil Contract Awarded To J. Ray Mcdermott Joint Venture
  8. Zeepipe export capacity boosted

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