Works on welding of last pipe finished within Nord Stream 2 project

Source : 112 Ukraine

However, the gas pipeline is not ready for exploitation
08:04, 7 September 2021

Nord Stream 2

The works of welding of the last pipe of the Nord Stream 2 are finished in the Baltic Sea as T-online reported citing Nord Stream 2 AG.

The last pipe for the Nord Stream 2 was welded with the over 1.5-year delay. According to the Nord Stream 2 AG, firstly, it would be laid on the sea bottom in the German waters and then, it will be welded to the part of the pipeline near the German coast.

However, the gas pipeline is not ready for exploitation.

Related: Zelensky, US Secretary of Energy discuss Nord Stream 2 dangers

The tests for the hermetic state should be run and further welding works should be held on the ground. It is expected that Russian Gazprom will supply the first batch of natural gas to Germany in October.

On September 6, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that the Nord Stream 2 would be finished soon.

The end of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the waters of Germany by Fortuna pipe-laying ship was planned for September 12. Besides, the Russian company Gazprom has stated that the first line of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is almost ready for launch.

Related: US ready to use sanctions if Nord Stream 2 poses a threat to Ukraine, - Zelensky

Nord Stream 2 is the second gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, which is due to supply gas to European countries. According to the plan, the gas pipeline should pass through the economic zones and territorial waters of five countries: Denmark (147 km), Germany (85 km), Russia (118 km ), Finland (374 km) and Sweden (510 km).


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