China oil pipeline

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 November, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 04 November, 1994, 12:00am

In the pipeline . . . responding to rapid industrial development in China, the oil and gas industries are expanding their output beyond the current 140 million tonnes a year. ARCO China has awarded LR the contract for the inspection and overseeing of the fabrication and laying of Asia's longest pipeline - the Yacheng Pipeline - in the South China Sea. Sections of the 800 kilometre pipeline are pictured here passing over the stern of Semac 1 as pipe-laying operations proceed in the South China Sea.