26 Aug 2019 15:19

Three Quarters of Nord Stream 2 completed - operator

MOSCOW. Aug 26 (Interfax) - Nord Stream 2 AG has laid 1,855 kilometers of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea in Russian, Finnish, Swedish and German waters, the project operator said in a press release

This corresponds to 75% of the overall length of the twin pipeline. "Nord Stream 2 AG proceeds with implementing the remaining quarter of the project," the company said.

Both strings of the pipeline have already been completed in German territorial waters and Finnish waters. Pipelay is currently ongoing in Russian territorial waters. At the landfalls in Germany and Russia, construction works have reached an advanced stage.

All pipes needed for the twin pipeline system have been concrete weight coated. Logistics operations are nearing completion. In Hanko, Finland and Karlshamn Sweden, the last pipes were loaded out to pipelay vessels during this summer. Storage and logistics are continuing in the Finnish and German hubs, Kotka and Mukran respectively.

The pipeline's capacity will be 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year.