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Nord Stream 2 builds on proven success

Nord Stream 2 will benefit from the experience of the Nord Stream pipeline, which raised the bar for environmental, technical and safety standards throughout its planning, construction and operation.

Nord Stream 2 builds on the success of the Nord Stream pipeline, a European Project of Common Interest which began transporting natural gas through the Baltic Sea back in 2011.

Faced with growing demand for gas imports to Europe, Nord Stream 2 will now add a second twin pipeline along the Baltic Sea route to increase capacity and enhance EU energy security.

  • A proven team – Nord Stream 2 comprises experts from over 20 countries around the world in engineering, environmental monitoring, construction and communications, many of whom have first-hand experience on Nord Stream or other major infrastructure projects.
  • A proven route – While detailed route design for Nord Stream 2 will be based on new studies, it is also informed by years of research into the Baltic Sea environment that identified the optimal route for the Nord Stream pipeline.

  • A proven design – The new pipeline will replicate many aspects of the proven technical design and specification of the Nord Stream pipeline.

  • A proven approach – The construction approach will be refined throughout the permitting process, building on the knowledge and tried-and-tested processes developed for the first pipeline.

Nord Stream has an exemplary record for safety and environmental protection and it has received annual commendation from independent certification body DNV GL since operations began. Nord Stream 2 will match these best-in-class commitments to safety, environmental protection and technical excellence.