Skanska joint venture wins Humber pipeline project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 25 May 2016 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Skanska, in joint venture with Porr and A.Hak, has secured a contract from the National Grid for the Humber Tunnel project in Northern England, UK.

Under the £150M contract, the joint venture will design and construct a 5km tunnel below the river Humber, inserting a single string of 42” steel pipe and connecting it to the above ground installations (AGIs) at Paull and Goxhill.

The pipeline will connect to the existing National Grid AGI sites at Paull and Goxhill and will be able to transport natural gas at a pressure of 70barg.

National Grid’s senior project manager Phil Croft said: “This pipeline will be the longest gas pipeline in a tunnel, inserted in a single string in the world.  To do this we need partners with experience and a proven track record.

“Skanska, PORR and A.Hak were able to demonstrate their expertise and knowledge throughout the tender process, giving us the confidence that this was the right company to build this tunnel and pipeline in such an environmentally sensitive and commercially busy river.”

The planning approval from the Planning Inspectorate for the three-year project is due in September 2016.

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