June 2010 Vol. 237 No. 6


Croatia Methane Pipeline Project Requires Difficult Canal Crossing

Ghazzoni SpA recently completed an open cut pipeline project on a section of the 72 km Vodnjan-Umag DN 300 methane pipeline that is part of an improvement effort to extend and modernize Croatia’s gas transportation system. Financed by the European Bank, the pipeline is designed to operate at 50 bar and is owned and operated by Plinacro, Croatia’s gas transmission system operator. The route of the pipeline parallels the Istrian coastline and required a difficult crossing of the environmentally sensitive Limsky Canal. The 860-meter canal crossing reached a depth of 36-meters. The crossing profile appears regular with some deformations compatible with the maximum

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