BEL Valves (1995)

40 year design life

The Zee Pipe pipeline was commissioned on 1 October 1993. The 814 kilometre-long (506 mi) pipeline runs from Sleippner Field to Zeebrugge. The pipeline has a diameter of 40 inches (1,000 mm) and its capacity is 15 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. At the time of construction, it was the longest and largest offshore pipeline in the world. It was more than twice as long as the next largest single-section offshore pipeline in the world.

The 40” gas valves were coated with polyurethane to enable longevity of service during the lifetime of the Zee Pipe Project. These valves were part of the Zee Pipe II project and coated in 1995.