Bundesnetzagentur, the federal network regulator of Germany started the process of certification of the recently built Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Montel outlet cited the agency, which claimed to have received the necessary documentation on the Nord Stream 2, which is capable of shipping 55 billion cubic meters of gas along the Baltic Sea bed.
The process of certification was launched on September 8. The revision of documents and conclusion will take more than four months.
As is known, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction is complete. The operator compan wants the pipeline started by the end of the year.
The construction began in 2018. The length of the pipeline is 1,230 km; it is to deliver the gas from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea. According to the operator company, it will be enough to provide 26 million German households with gas.
The Nord Stream 2 project is worth more than 10 billion euros. It was funded by Gazprom and five European companies - OMV, Wintershall Dea, Engie, Uniper and Shell.