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Trio net Humber pipeline scheme

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A Swedish-Austrian-Dutch team is to design and build a £150M gas pipeline in the North East.

National Grid awarded the River Humber scheme to Skanska, Porr Bau and A.Hak.

Subject to planning permission from the Planning Inspectorate, the team will construct a high pressure gas pipeline within a 5km tunnel underneath the River Humber.

The new pipeline will link Paull to Goxhill, replacing an existing structure on the river bed, which has become exposed to the elements.

Costain was last month awarded the project services contract on the replacement scheme.

National Grid senior project manager Phil Croft said this week: “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.”

Skanska operations director Colin Nicol said: “The joint venture was formed to deliver this complex project, bringing together international expertise to deliver in an innovative, sustainable and collaborative way.”



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