Nord Stream 2, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction, will begin laying the pipes in Finland's exclusive economic zone in the coming days, the company told Rambler News.
The work will be carried out by Solitaire vessel of Allseas, which previously struck a deal for the laying of pipes of the Nord Stream offshore section.
“The Solitaire will start laying pipes in the exclusive economic zone of Finland within the next days”, the Nord Stream representative noted.
In December 2016, the Swiss company Allseas signed an agreement with Nord Stream 2, according to which it will be engaged in the laying of pipes of the pipeline’s first string. In February 2017, Nord Stream 2 signed a contract with Allseas for the laying of pipes for the second string of the gas pipeline.
As a reference, Nord Stream 2 is a planned gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea with a length of 1220 kilometers and a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year. Construction in the Baltic Sea began in July 2018 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.