Israel Laying Undersea Gas Lines
December 5, 2011 by admin
US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro recently visited the Solitaire vessel which is laying the pipeline for the Tamar gas field in the east basin of the Mediterranean. The “Solitaire” is the largest pipe-laying ship in the world at 300 meters long and 96,000 tons. When fully operational she has a crew of 420, a pipe carrying capacity of 22,000 tons and a pipe lay speed of more than 9 km a day. This gas pipeline will travel to a pumping station on the coast of Northern Israel where it will be joined to Israel’s gas pipeline infrastructure supplying, among other needs, the nation’s electrical generating stations.