Shareholder and Supporters
Nord Stream 2 AG is a project company established for planning, construction and subsequent operation of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. The company is based in Zug, Switzerland and owned by Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) Gazprom. PJSC Gazprom is the largest supplier of natural gas in the world, accounting for approximately 15 percent of world gas production.
The project company is supported by Uniper SE and BASF SE/Wintershall Holding GmbH (Germany), the Royal Dutch Shell plc (UK and the Netherlands), OMV AG (Austria) and Engie S.A. (France). The combined experience of these energy companies ensures the best technology, safety and corporate governance for this project, which aims to provide a secure energy supply for Europe.
Nord Stream 2’s shareholder and supporters have a great deal of experience in the business of extracting natural gas, building transport networks and bringing gas reliably and safely to the markets where it is required.
PJSC Gazprom is the largest supplier of natural gas in the world, accounting for approximately 15 percent of world gas production. It was established as a joint stock company in 1993, and is partly owned by the Russian state (50.002 percent). Core activities include exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and marketing of hydrocarbons as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power. Gazprom controls approximately 70 percent of Russian gas reserves, produces 78 percent of all Russian natural gas and generates 17 percent of the electricity in Russia. The company is a leader in the construction and operation of pipelines. It controls a 161,700 kilometre-long pipeline network, which transports roughly 660 bcm of natural gas per annum.
Uniper is an international energy company with about 14,000 employees and activities in Europe, Russia, and a number of other markets around the world. Uniper operates about 40 Gigawatt of reliable power generating capacity in Europe and Russia which consists mainly of hydro, gas, and coal power plants. This asset base and fuel mix makes Uniper a large producer of reliable, dispatchable power with a high percentage of climate-friendly energy sources like hydro and gas. In addition, Uniper operates gas storage facilities with a total capacity of about 9 billion cubic meters in Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom. Uniper’s trading activities encompass the entire energy commodity supply chain in power, emission allowances, natural gas, LNG, coal, and freight.
With Group sales of EUR 36 bn and a workforce of around 25,500 employees in 2014, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV has a strong base in Romania and Austria and a balanced international portfolio. 2014 daily production stood at approximately 309,000 boe/d. In Downstream, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 17.8 mn tonnes and approximately 4,100 filling stations in 11 countries as of end of 2014. OMV operates a gas pipeline network in Austria and gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany. In 2014, gas sales volumes amounted to 114 TWh.
Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects.
Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active in the extraction of natural resources for 120 years, and in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 80 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions, where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, Russia, North Africa, South America, and increasingly the Middle East region. The company wants to expand its business further with exploration and production, selected partnerships, innovation and technological competence. The company employs more than 2500 staff worldwide from 40 nations and is now Germany’s largest crude oil and natural gas producer.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).