Completed welding work on the second leg of the pipeline "Nord Stream". It is reported by the operator construction pipeline company Nord Stream. The next step will be the draining of this thread and its connection to the land portion of the gas pipeline in Russia and Germany. As expected, the second line will be put into operation in the IV quarter of 2012.
After the commissioning of the second line at the end of 2012. the gas pipeline "Nord Stream" can be transported to Europe to 55 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year. The first string of the gas pipeline was put into operation in November 2011.
The gas pipeline "Nord Stream" — the longest underwater gas export route in the world. He goes through the Baltic Sea — from Portovaya Bay (near Vyborg in the Leningrad region) to the German coast (near Greifswald). Each thread is over 1 thousand 220 km has a capacity of 27.5 billion cubic meters. m per year. Among the shareholders of the project includes OAO "Gazprom" (51%), German E.On Ruhrgas (15,5%) and Wintershall AG (15,5%), a Dutch NV Nederlandse Gasunie (9%) and France's GDF Suez (9% ).