MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The last pipe of the second string of Nord Stream 2 has been welded, and after a range of technical procedures, the pipeline is planned to be operational by the end of this year, Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of the gas pipeline, said on Monday.
The operator also mentioned that the project meets the long-term needs of the EU energy market, ensuring safe supplies under sensible economic conditions.
“Pipe-laying operations on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline are completed,” Russian gas corporation Gazprom, which also operates the project, added on its Telegram channel the same day.
Nord Stream 2 is a joint venture of Gazprom, Royal Dutch Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper, and Wintershall. The pipeline is designed to carry natural gas from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea.
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