Recently, Wagenborg Nedlift was awarded the contract for the logistics of the gas pipeline pieces for the NorgroN UGS Project. Together with Wagenborg Stevedoring and Wagenborg Agencies, we were able to offer a full package of logistic services to the main pipeline supplier for the project.

1781 pipelines of different sizes and diameters were transported with two large seagoing vessels from the production yard in China to the Wagenborg Stevedoring Terminal in Delfzijl, NL. Offloading was done with the port cranes, equipped with special tools for the handling of the precious cargo. Heavy duty vehicles took the cargo to its temporary lay down area, already prepared with the System 88 pipeline storage system, a dedicated system for the storage of vulnerable isolated pipeline pieces.

By the end of April 2013, all 1781 pipeline pieces were delivered just-in-time along the new pipe line route by Wagenborg Nedlift. During 15-20 weeks, daily traffic will take place to arrange this. Transport will take place along prepared and safe routes, avoiding villages and bike routes to ensure safety for all parties involved. For these transports, Wagenborg Nedlift works in accordance with the highest safety standards and newest guidelines for load securing.

NorgroN project

Dutch NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V.) is constructing a new natural gas pipeline between the Groningen gas field and the UGS facility in Norg (20 km south of Groningen city). During harsh winter conditions, demand for natural gas strongly increases. To support the gas supply from the Groningen gas field in these circumstances, extra gas is provided from the Norg UGS facility. In order to meet future natural gas demands, the  Norg UGS facility will be extended. As a result, a new gas supply pipeline of 30 kilometers has to be constructed in order to transport a larger amount of gas from the Groningen field to the Norg UGS facility.