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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).
Environmental and Social Information Portal

Environmental and Social Information Portal

For more information on our commitments to the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, visit our Environmental and Social Information Portal.
Meet Mikhail Karavayev, Construction Foreman

Meet Mikhail Karavayev, Construction Foreman

Nord Stream 2 Construction Foreman Mikhail Karavayev has 10 years of experience in specialty concrete work for large infrastructure projects. He discusses his role at the Russian landfall, where he and his team are excavating and casting foundations for maintenance buildings.
By 2035, the EU will need to import about 120 bcm more gas per year

By 2035, the EU will need to import about 120 bcm more gas per year

The production outlooks of major gas producers such as Netherlands and UK, as well as Norway, are falling. At the same time, demand for gas is expected to continue, owing to its lower carbon qualities. This means that the EU will need to import more gas. Nord Stream 2 will have the capacity to meet about one third of the EU’s import requirement.

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.
On Board the Pioneering Spirit

On Board the Pioneering Spirit

The world’s largest construction vessel is one of the key ships in Nord Stream 2’s fleet. Find out more about how Pioneering Spirit maintains its impressive round-the-clock pipelaying schedule.
Generating electricity from gas instead of coal produces ~50 percent less CO₂

Generating electricity from gas instead of coal produces ~50 percent less CO₂

Switching from coal-fired power generation to gas can help the EU meet its goal of reducing CO₂ emissions 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. In fact, Nord Stream 2 could save about 14 percent of the EU‘s total CO₂ emissions from power generation if natural gas from the pipeline were used to replace coal-fired power stations.

Natural Gas Supports Meeting Climate Targets

Natural Gas Supports Meeting Climate Targets

Flexible, efficient, and affordable, natural gas is key to supporting a climate-friendly energy transition. Our infographic illustrates its advantages.
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.
Environmental and Social Information Portal

Environmental and Social Information Portal

For more information on our commitments to the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, visit our Environmental and Social Information Portal.
Meet Mikhail Karavayev, Construction Foreman

Meet Mikhail Karavayev, Construction Foreman

Nord Stream 2 Construction Foreman Mikhail Karavayev has 10 years of experience in specialty concrete work for large infrastructure projects. He discusses his role at the Russian landfall, where he and his team are excavating and casting foundations for maintenance buildings.
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.
By 2035, the EU will need to import about 120 bcm more gas per year

By 2035, the EU will need to import about 120 bcm more gas per year

The production outlooks of major gas producers such as Netherlands and UK, as well as Norway, are falling. At the same time, demand for gas is expected to continue, owing to its lower carbon qualities. This means that the EU will need to import more gas. Nord Stream 2 will have the capacity to meet about one third of the EU’s import requirement.

Generating electricity from gas instead of coal produces ~50 percent less CO₂

Generating electricity from gas instead of coal produces ~50 percent less CO₂

Switching from coal-fired power generation to gas can help the EU meet its goal of reducing CO₂ emissions 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. In fact, Nord Stream 2 could save about 14 percent of the EU‘s total CO₂ emissions from power generation if natural gas from the pipeline were used to replace coal-fired power stations.

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).
On Board the Pioneering Spirit

On Board the Pioneering Spirit

The world’s largest construction vessel is one of the key ships in Nord Stream 2’s fleet. Find out more about how Pioneering Spirit maintains its impressive round-the-clock pipelaying schedule.
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