LB-200 - Laying barge
LB-200 was used to lay the vast gas pipeline from Norway to Easington in England.
The gas is exported via a 1,200 km long pipeline, Langeled, from Nyhamna in Norway via Sleipner to Easington in England. The pipeline consists of 100 000 fittings that are welded together at a speed of four miles per day and laid on the seabed with incredible precision. Among other things, a million tonnes of steel and a million tonnes of concrete agreed.
Through the wire get the British up to 20 percent of its total gas needs for decades to come. Britain is the most important market for the Ormen Lange gas, but also Scandinavia and continental Europe will need more gas.
Photo was taken, August 25.2005 outside the coast of England, approx 6 hours from Hartlepool.
Picture added on 07 January 2011 at 10:00