The second string of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is almost ready, the German Economy Ministry said. Technical expertise and acceptance are to follow shortly.
“At present, the process of the so-called technical acceptance is underway – the construction of the first line has been completed, the second is almost completed,” the ministry said in a statement (quoted by TASS).
The representative of the Ministry of Economy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Beate Baron, assured that all permits for the construction of a gas pipeline in Germany had been issued. According to the executive director of Nord Stream 2 AG, Matthias Warnig, the installation work will be completed at the end of August.
Nord Stream 2 envisages the construction of two gas pipelines along the bottom of the Baltic Sea with a length of more than 1.2 thousand kilometers, each with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m per year. Gas will be transported through them to Germany through the sea territories of Russia, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2021. Now the pipe is being laid by two Russian pipelayers – Akademik Chersky and Fortuna.