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The first Nord Stream 2 string filled with technical gas

Oct. 18, 2021 | Zug, Switzerland

The first Nord Stream 2 string filled with technical gas

As of October 18, the gas-in procedure for the first string of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been completed. As planned and in line with the system design requirements, the string is filled with some 177 million m3 of so-called technical gas, reaching a pressure of 103 bar in the pipeline. This pressure is sufficient to start gas transportation in future.
Gas filling of the first Nord Stream 2 string started

Oct. 4, 2021 | Zug, Switzerland

Gas filling of the first Nord Stream 2 string started

As of October 4, the gas-in procedure for the first string of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has started. This string will be gradually filled to build the required inventory and pressure as a prerequisite for the later technical tests.
Above Water Tie-in for the Second Nord Stream 2 String Completed – The Offshore Part of the Second Line is Mechanically Completed

Sept. 10, 2021 | Zug, Switzerland

Above Water Tie-in for the Second Nord Stream 2 String Completed – The Offshore Part of the Second Line is Mechanically Completed

Today, the sections of the second Nord Stream 2 pipeline laid from the German shore and Danish waters have been connected in a so-called above water tie-in. The opposing pipe strings were lifted from the seabed by the lay 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 the side of the vessel. Then the connected pipeline was lowered to the seabed as one continuous string.
Last Nord Stream 2 Pipe Has Been Welded in the Baltic Sea

Sept. 6, 2021 | Zug, Switzerland

Last Nord Stream 2 Pipe Has Been Welded in the Baltic Sea

On September 6, 2021, specialists on the laybarge Fortuna welded the last pipe of the two strings of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. The pipe number 200,858 was subsequently lowered onto the seabed in German waters. As the next step, the section of the pipe coming from the German shore will be connected to the section coming from the Danish waters in a so-called above water tie-in.
Application for Precautionary Certification as Independent Transmission System Operator Submitted

June 24, 2021 | Zug, Switzerland

Application for Precautionary Certification as Independent Transmission System Operator Submitted

On 11 June 2021, following the request of the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur –BNetzA), Nord Stream 2 AG submitted an application for a precautionary certification as an independent transmission system operator in accordance with sections 4b, 10 et seqq. of the German Energy Industry Act (EnWG).
The Offshore Part of One Line of Nord Stream 2 Has Been Mechanically Completed

June 10, 2021 | Zug, Switzerland

The Offshore Part of One Line of Nord Stream 2 Has Been Mechanically Completed

The offshore part of one line of Nord Stream 2 has been mechanically completed. Pipelay was completed on June 4, 2021, and the above water tie-in was performed today – the offshore pipeline sections laid from Russia and Germany have thus been interconnected.
Monitoring of Nord Stream 2 Construction in Russia: No Significant Impact on Environment

April 19, 2021 | Zug, Switzerland

Monitoring of Nord Stream 2 Construction in Russia: No Significant Impact on Environment

The environmental monitoring of the Nord Stream 2 offshore and onshore construction in Russia shows that impacts have been in line with or less than predicted, confirming the conclusions of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.
Impacts of Construction in 2019 Were Consistent With or Less than Assessed

March 1, 2021 | Zug, Switzerland

Impacts of Construction in 2019 Were Consistent With or Less than Assessed

The monitoring of Nord Stream 2 offshore construction activities in 2019 shows that there were no impacts other than those that had been predicted. In the Russian onshore section, there were no significant impacts on the biotic and abiotic environment of the protected area.
Impacts of Nord Stream 2 Construction in Swedish Waters were Minor, Local and Short-term

Sept. 4, 2020 | Stockholm, Sweden/Zug, Switzerland

Impacts of Nord Stream 2 Construction in Swedish Waters were Minor, Local and Short-term

The monitoring of Nord Stream 2 construction in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) show that the impacts of construction activities implemented in 2019 only had minor, local and short-term impacts to the Baltic Sea. New knowledge was obtained on higher frequency noise emanating from vessels moving in the Baltic Sea.
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