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Pipeline Repair: Status Update

Pipeline repair: status update

The repair team has made good progress overnight. The replacement section has been welded into place and the initial weld inspections have passed. This is an important milestone. The second weld inspection will be carried out tonight.

We remain on track to deliver in the early part of the repair ‘window’, between mid-day Sunday the 24th and mid-day Tuesday the 26th. Settling, recertification and transport to the airport for use will take another 30 hours.

An inspection of the pipeline insulation along the two kilometre length of the kauri swamp, has confirmed the integrity of the pipeline insulation.


Alternative supply

The jet fuel truck-loading facility trial was completed successfully yesterday evening and jet fuel ‘bridging’ has now commenced in earnest.


ENDS


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