By Sanne Safarkhanlou
38 fields along the future gas pipeline between Frøslev and Egtved are being prepared to house the approximately 6,000 gas pipes that will make up the 94 km gas pipeline.
The pipes have a diameter of 76 cm and are typically 17 metres long. Each pipe weighs about 4 tonnes and is therefore so heavy that a single lorry cannot transport more than seven pipes at a time.
Collectively, the gas pipes take up around 50,000 m3, which is roughly equivalent to an area the size of two three-metre high football fields.
Transported by ship to Denmark
Right now, the many gas pipes are being produced in Turkey. When the pipes are finished, they will be sprayed with an anti-corrotive coating. As the pipes are completed, they will be placed in storage until they are loaded on board a ship headed for Denmark.
The first pipes will arrive in Denmark in March 2012 so that the work of establishing the new gas pipeline can commence on 1 April 2012 at the latest.