Italy: Black Sea project features water depth record for laying pipe ///

The Blue Stream project is one of the most challenging of its type ever attempted due to difficulties in design, construction, organization and logistics. Thus far, the Saipem 7000 lay barge has successfully installed the first 24-in. pipeline in the Black Sea, in waters 7,054 ft deep. Work is proceeding along the entire route, on land and offshore, with completion scheduled for the second half of 2002.

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