Due to run for 480 kilometres, the pipeline will tie Aasta Hansteen in the Norwegian Sea to the Nyhamna gas processing facility in north western Norway.

Polarled will expand the existing gas transport network on the NCS and make provision for phasing in resources available in existing and future Norwegian Sea discoveries.

Gassco was responsible for the Polarled project until the choice of concept on 21 December 2011. Statoil then took over leadership of the work on behalf of the partners until the investment decision was made.

In addition, Gassco has been responsible for leading the commercial process between the Polarled partners and the owners of affiliated facilities, and for operational preparations.

Polarled will start from Aasta Hansteen in a water depth of 1 300 metres, 300 kilometres west of Bodø. The pipeline will have a diameter of 36 inches, and capacity will be up to 70 million standard cubic metres per day (MMscm/d) into Nyhamna.

Partners are Petoro, Equinor, OMV, ConocoPhillips, CapeOmega and Wintershall.

The laying of the pipeline is finished, and expected start-up is at the end of 2018.

Last updated: 08.05.2017