Germany: Nord Stream 2 Begins Offshore Preparatory Pipelay Works

Nord Stream 2 AG started the offshore preparatory works for the subsequent pipelaying in the Bay of Greifswald, Germany, today, the company said in their latest announcement. 

The Nord Stream 2 project concerns the construction of an offshore natural gas transmission system comprising of two 1,220 km pipelines from the Russian Baltic Sea to the German Baltic coast.

Nord Stream 2 AG said in its statement that five dredgers are now working on the trench for the two pipeline strings.

We ask all users of the Bay of Greifswald to inform themselves in advance via the official notice to mariners in the interest of their own safety,” said Georg Nowack, Construction Manager at Nord Stream 2 AG.

All ongoing works are being carried out based on the planning approval for the construction and operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in German territorial waters and at the landfall facilities, which was issued by the Stralsund Mining Authority on January 31, 2018.

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