Dutch engineering player Fugro has won an €18 million ($25.53 million) job to select the best route for the Galsi gas pipeline, which will run from Algeria to Italy, via Sardinia.
Fugro is set to get to work immediately, with the first job on its agenda being a marine survey which is due to be completed by April next year. A final report will be submitted in July.
Fugro will manage the entire detailed marine survey project, which will involve a geophysical and hydrographical survey with its vessel Geo Prospector and the use of an autonomous underwater vehicle, as well as offshore seabed geotechnical investigations by two vessels, including Fugro’s vessel ‘Bucentaur.
The project also involves near shore survey for the four landfalls - Algeria, southern Sardinia, northern Sardinia and mainland Italy.
Fugro added the pipeline will cover about 529 kilometres in water depths of up to 2850 metres.
The pipeline is owned by a joint venture consisting of the companies Sonatrach, Edison, Enel, Wintershall, Hera and the Sardinian company Sfirs, Fugro said.