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10 September 2021

Construction of Nord Stream 2 Fully Completed

On September 10, 2021, the Nord Stream 2 AG project company informed that the sections of the second string of Nord Stream 2 laid from the German shore and Danish waters have been connected in an above-water tie-in. The opposing pipe strings were lifted from the seabed by pipelay barge Fortuna, and the pipe ends were cut and fitted together. The welding to connect the two lines took place on a platform located above the water on an external side of the vessel. Then, the connected pipeline was lowered to the seabed as one continuous string.

Afterwards, the required pre-commissioning activities will be carried out with the goal to put the pipeline into operation before the end of this year.

As the project company stressed, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will contribute to meeting long-term needs of the European energy market for gas imports, improving secure and reliable gas supply.

 

Source: https://www.nord-stream2.com/media-info/news-events/above-water-tie-in-for-the-second-nord-stream-2-string-completed-the-offshore-part-of-the-second-line-is-mechanically-completed-152/

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