Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said the company is developing the northern gas transmission corridor in Russian territory, which will feed gas into Nord Stream-2 pipeline.
Nord Stream-2 is the construction project for a gas pipeline with the annual capacity of 55 billion cubic metres from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea.
Among other things, compressor shops are under construction at the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta 2 and Ukhta – Torzhok 2 gas pipelines. As part of the project for creating gas transmission capacities between Gryazovets and the Slavyanskaya compressor station (CS) in northwestern Russia, 858 kilometres of pipes have been welded within the 876-kilometre linear part, which is planned to go into operation this year, Gazprom said, adding that works at the Slavyanskaya CS are in their final stage.
The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed the progress of Nord Stream-2 on June 19, noting that the project is going according to schedule. According to Gazprom, to date, about 1,450 kilometres of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, i.e. over 59% of its total length, have been laid in the Baltic Sea. Pipelaying is currently underway in Finnish waters, Gazprom said, adding that in addition, onshore facilities are being built within the Russian and German sections.
In 2017, Nord Stream-2 signed agreements with France’s ENGIE, Austria’s OMV, Royal Dutch Shell, Germany’s Uniper, and Wintershall to provide financing for 50% of the total cost of the project.