"As you know, the laying of the first of the strings was mechanically completed in June, the pipes were connected by overlapping. Now the start-up and adjustment works are in the final stage, which will ensure the readiness of the first string for commercial operation," the company said.
Gazprom also said that the laying of the second string is at the final stage.
“I can only add that we are making every effort to put the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline into operation in the near future,” the top manager of the company said.
Earlier, it was reported that Nord Stream 2 AG Company, the operator of the Nord Stream 2, lost a court ruling imposing changes to its organization. The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court on Wednesday dismissed a bid to sidestep European Union rules requiring gas producers to be legally separate from entities that transport the fuel.
At the same time, the completion of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction in German waters by the pipe-laying vessel Fortuna is scheduled for September 12.
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).