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Digitalization in the Pipeline Industry
The new PALIMEX®-880/-855
The two-tape system reliably protects your pipeline – and saves your budget.
Operations & Integrity Management and Compliance in an age of IIOT
Steve Hill >>> Honeywell Process Automation Solutions
New Technologies Drive Operational Performance by Connecting Smart Stations to Distribution Networks
Rossella Mimmi >>> Emerson Automation Solutions
Intelligent Predictive Maintenance in the context of Maintenance 4.0 for Oil & Gas Industry
Dr. Rama Srinivasan Velmurugan >>> GAIL (India)
Digital disruption will occur in Midstream as it is underway in other asset intensive industries
Sam Hemeda >>> Arundo Analytics
The Big Data Revolution: Detecting Pipeline Leaks, Encroachments and more Using Satellites
John Zhou & Caroline Beck >>> Satelytics
Best Practices for Cybersecurity Diagnosis in Industrial Environments
Ernesto Landa >>> Compania Operadora de Gas del Amazonas

Over 60% of Nord Stream 2 are finished

The Pioneering Spirit installing the pipeline in swedish waters (copyright by Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt)

According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergej Lawrow over 60% of the disputed pipeline project Nord Stream 2 is finished. Two ships are currently laying 8 kilometers of pipeline per day and Nord Stream 2 officials anticipate the project being finished at the end of this year.

The Nord Stream 2 project is rife with political tension. While the German government is in support of the project, several other EU states are against it. Due to a new EU directive a tenth of the German part of the pipeline should be accessible to third parties. The EU also sets other rules regarding tariffs and ownership. The United States is threatening companies involved in the project with sanctions and plans for a third project in Danish territorial waters are currently on hold. The Danish government will soon decide whether to issue a permit for a pipeline to be built in Danish territory soon.

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