Insights

From Treasures to Trash: Baltic Sea Discoveries with Nord Stream 2

Wooden shipwrecks, a World War II-era plane and unexploded ordnance are among the many fascinating underwater secrets discovered by Nord Stream 2’s survey team as they determine the best route for the new natural gas pipeline.

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Concrete Weight Coating in Kotka

Wasco Coatings Europe is tasked with concrete weight coating and storing about 200,000 pipes for the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline.

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Meet Materials Manager Trond Gjedrem

Meet Materials Manager Trond Gjedrem

In the first of a new series of interviews with Nord Stream 2 employees, Materials Manager Trond Gjedrem outlines the challenges of bringing one of the world’s largest infrastructure projects to fruition.

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Pipe Making: Rigorous Quality Standards from Start to Finish

Pipe joints may appear to be simple construction elements, but a great deal of planning and effort goes into ensuring that they are of the highest quality for Nord Stream 2.

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Discipline and Focus On Board the Go Electra

What's life on a Nord Stream 2 survey ship like? Photographer Axel Schmidt spent two weeks with the Go Electra’s crew in the Baltic Sea to find out.

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Permitting Process Enters Decisive Phase

The start of public hearings and international consultations marks an important milestone toward receiving the approvals for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction.

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Key Facts About the Narva Bay Route in Russia

Protecting the sensitive Baltic ecosystem is a top priority for Nord Stream 2 throughout every phase of the project. We have provided answers to some of the most important questions relating to the selection of the route in the area of the Narva Bay in Russia.

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Constructing a subsea pipeline

Constructing a subsea pipeline

Building Nord Stream 2 is a feat of expert teamwork and precision engineering. For each line of the twin pipeline, around 100,000 12 metre pipe sections will be welded together and laid over a distance of 1,200 kilometres underneath the Baltic Sea.

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Stepping up to a logistical challenge: pipe deliveries

How do you source enough pipes to build one of the longest subsea pipelines in the world? And how do you deliver the first pipes within just months? This was the challenge facing Nord Stream 2’s expert team, which launched a major logistics operation to meet the pipeline’s tight delivery deadlines.

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Searching for optimal routing: seabed surveys

When defining the optimal route for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, it is essential to have an accurate picture of the seabed to ensure safe installation and operation, with minimum environmental impacts.

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