Nord Stream 2, a company operating the building of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, has begun laying pipes in German territorial waters, Rambler News reported with reference to the company.
The company has clarified that at present, a total of 70 kilometers of the gas pipeline have already been built. This includes the construction of a gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of Finland.
“The construction of the pipeline is underway in the waters of Germany and Finland. At present, 70 kilometers have been laid”, Nord Stream 2 specified.
As a reference, Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany through the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The length of the gas pipeline exceeds 1200 kilometers, while its capacity amounts to 55 billion cubic meters per year. After the pipeline is put into operation, it will directly connect the Russian resource base with the European consumers.
On September 5, Nord Stream 2 has started laying pipes in the exclusive economic zone of Finland. The construction of the gas pipeline is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.