Europipe I is a 670-kilometre (420 mi) long natural gas pipeline from the North Sea to Continental Europe.
|Europipe I gas pipeline|
|From||Draupner E riser platform, North Sea|
|Passes through||North Sea|
|Technical service provider||Statoil|
|Length||660 km (410 mi)|
|Maximum discharge||18 billion cubic meters per year|
|Diameter||40 in (1,016 mm)|
The feasibility study of the pipeline's project was conducted in 1990. On 20 April 1993, an agreement between Norway and Germany was concluded on the construction of Europipe. The pipeline was commissioned on 1 October 1995 and it cost 21.3 billion NOK.
The pipeline runs from the Draupner E riser platform in the North Sea to a receiving terminal at Dornum in Germany. At Draupner E, it is connected with Zeepipe and Statpipe/Norpipe system. From Dornum a 48-kilometre (30 mi) long land line runs to the metering station in Emden.
The diameter of pipeline is 40 inches (1,000 mm) and the capacity is 18 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.
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- Europipe I, Gassco website