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Halfwave secures Nord Stream 2 contract

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World Pipelines,

Halfwave has been awarded a contract to design and build 48 in. ART Scan® inline inspection tools for Nord Stream 2.

The ART Scan tools will be used to inspect the 48 in. twin gas pipelines in the Nord Stream 2 project.

The length of each of the twin pipelines will be over 1200 km, representing a challenge well-suited to Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART).

The pipeline wall thickness, long range, and high accuracy capabilities of the ART Scan tools were key factors for selecting this technology solution for the inspection.

The ART Scan tools will have the capability to inspect an entire pipeline in one single run and provide high resolution inspection results.

“This is one of the largest and most exciting contracts that we have been awarded, and we are pleased that Nord Stream 2 AG has recognised the added value the ART technology provides,” said Halfwave CEO Paul Cooper.

He believes this contract shows the value that Acoustic Resonance Technology provides and new market opportunities for the technology.

“After a very diligent technology evaluation process, it is very rewarding to be recognised by Nord Stream 2 AG as their leading technology provider and preferred supplier of pipeline inspection services,” said Cooper.

Halfwave uses patented ART to perform inline inspections and external subsea pipeline inspections for operators. Halfwave`s global headquarters is located in Bergen, Norway, the company is primarily owned by Stavanger based, Energy Ventures Private Equity.

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