The construction of the first string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completed on June 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
“Today, 2.5 hours ago, the laying of pipes for the first string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was successfully completed. Work on the second line continues,” Putin said.
He noted that the line work, including the offshore section, has been completed. Putin explained that it remains to lift the pipes on the German and Russian sides and weld them.
The President said that this week the construction of the linear part of the gas pipeline to the Slavyanskaya compressor station, which is the starting point of the gas pipeline, was also completed. “Gas has been supplied to Slavyanskaya, so Gazprom is ready to fill Nord Stream 2 with gas,” Putin said.
According to him, the gas pipeline will serve the energy security of Europe, reliable gas supply to European consumers in general. Nord Stream 2 is economically highly efficient and fully complies with the strictest environmental standards and technical requirements, Putin stressed.
Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, bypassing the Baltic states and Poland. The gas pipeline’s capacity is estimated at 55 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year. Earlier, Nord Stream 2 AG announced that the pipeline was 95% ready as of March 31.