Building the German Landfall
Ground conditions have proven favourable to using a special microtunneling technique that will minimise environmental impact at the Nord Stream 2 landfall in Germany. By taking construction underground, this method ensures that sensitive areas and existing infrastructure remain unaffected.
Nord Stream 2 at a Glance
Everything you need to know about the project to build one of the world’s longest offshore natural gas pipelines.
Telemetry Studies of Baltic Ringed Seals in the Gulf of Finland
Nord Stream 2 is supporting a program of telemetry studies of the Baltic ringed seal in the Gulf of Finland. The studies use GPS tags deployed on seals to collect information on their behaviour and movement patterns. Expanding scientific knowledge is vital for developing an effective strategy to preserve the population of this protected species. This documentary film explains the methodology and fieldwork conducted by an expert group for this project, which began in the summer of 2017.
Nord Stream 2 Logistics
A massive infrastructure project like the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline requires a precise and efficient plan. Learn about how our "green logistics" concept uses low-emissions transport to move pipes across the shortest possible distances and minimise environmental impact.
Before construction can begin, Nord Stream 2 must obtain permits according to the national legislation in each of the countries whose Exclusive Economic Zones and/or territorial waters the pipeline will cross. Learn more about how our permitting department engages the public and authorities in each country during the application process.
Nord Stream 2 and the Environment: Experts’ Opinion
Nord Stream 2 is committed to an open and transparent dialogue with stakeholders to ensure that decisions surrounding the project are based on proven expert opinion and clear scientific facts. Nord Stream 2 makes a point of communicating with the relevant parties: authorities, NGOs, the local community, scientific and research experts, institutes and other organisations. The objective is to disclose information about the project while also giving stakeholders the opportunity to provide their opinions about it. This video focuses on environmental experts’ opinion of the permitting process in Russia.
How Does Concrete Weight Coating Work?
A step-by-step overview of the concrete weight coating process, showing the materials and quality checks that are needed to prepare the pipe joints to be installed for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Baltic Sea Discoveries with Nord Stream 2
With state of the art technology, Nord Stream 2 is surveying the Baltic Sea floor all the way from Russia to Germany. And with a route of over 1,230 kilometres to inspect for the planning and construction of the new natural gas pipeline, our expert survey team has discovered some fascinating objects.
A Walk Along the Route in Kurgalsky with Simon Bonnell
Based on extensive survey data we have been collecting since 2012, the overall conclusion is that Kurgalsky will offer the least environmental impact for landfall in Russia. Simon Bonnell, Head of Permitting for Nord Stream 2, talks us through the process.
A Walk Along the Route in Kurgalsky with Antonio Santaniello
Antonio Santaniello, Environmental and Social Manager at Nord Stream 2, walks with us through the route corridor in Kurgalsky, explaining environmental characteristics of the area.
Concrete Weight Coating with Wasco
Wasco Coatings Europe is tasked with concrete weight coating and storing about 200,000 pipes for the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. Over half of them will be coated at its logistics hub in the port of HaminaKotka, Finland. The rest will be treated at the company’s facilities in Mukran, Germany. In the video, you'll get an insight into the economic benefits of the project for these regions as well as a look at the production process.
The Shortest Route from Gas Field to Consumer
Based on proven, safe and sustainable technology, Nord Stream 2 needs less energy than other options. Taking a short route via the Baltic Sea, it’s the most competitive choice for the region compared to both LNG and onshore pipelines. The new pipeline will transport gas at 61 percent lower emissions than the Central Corridor, and its greenhouse gas footprint will be more than two times lower than that of LNG imports.