Starting next week, the facilities of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Leningrad Region will start operating in a test mode, said regional governor Alexander Drozdenko. According to him, the facilities will be tested to prepare for the launch of gas to Germany. The governor added that the project “has reached the home stretch.”
The inspection of the pipeline facilities took place the day before, on June 1, Mr. Drozdenko told reporters at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Gas will be supplied via Nord Stream 2 to the federal state of Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
“Yesterday there was an inspection of Russian facilities on the Leningrad land, in the Kingisepp District, which will start working in a test mode from next week to prepare the launch of gas to the German side,” the governor said following the results of the plenary session of the Business Forum Day of Entrepreneurs: Russia in Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania “(quoted by TASS).
Alexander Drozdenko also said that today, June 2, he will meet with Gerhard Schroeder (Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of the pipeline project) and Matthias Warnig (Managing Director of Nord Stream AG). “We were just discussing that the project had reached the home stretch,” said the Governor of the Leningrad Region.
The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the construction of two lines of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany. Now the pipe is being laid by two Russian pipelayers – Akademik Chersky and Fortuna. Environmentalists have repeatedly tried to stop the project: today, in particular, members of the German organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe protested its construction. Activists are unhappy that the project has not been tested against Germany’s climate targets.
About the US sanctions against the ships building the gas pipeline – in the material of Kommersant, “Nord Stream 2” was touched on a tangent. “