The Final Nord Stream 2 Pipe Leaves Swedish Port

The Final Nord Stream 2 Pipe Leaves Swedish Port

The saga continues with Nord Stream 2. The last pipe stored within the premises of the port of Kalshamn, Sweden has left the port   

Nord Stream 2 AG, a subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom and operator of the Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipeline, said last Saturday August 2nd that nearly 39,000 pipes had transited through the port since October 7, 2017.

Almost 37,000 pipes were shipped to the pipelay vessels working on the Swedish section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Stig Holgersen, Nord Stream 2’s site representative for coating and logistics in Karlshamn, stated: “We are very pleased with the effort and dedication shown by the workers. Not a single lost-time injury was reported during the 23 months of operations in the port of Karlshamn, despite difficult conditions at times.”

The surplus was transported back to the port of Mukran in northern Germany and the Wasco Coating was in charge of the logistic operations in the Swedish port. Pipelay in the 510km long of the Swedish section is almost completed. The second line construction will be resumed in September 2019 and should be completed by October.

So far 1,700 km of pipeline has been constructed according to existing permits in Germany, Sweden, Finland, and Russia.

The Nord Stream 2 was designed as two parallel 48-inch lines, roughly 1,200 km long starting from southwest of St Petersburg and ending in Germany at Greifswald. Nord Stream 2’s natural gas pipelines will have the capacity to transport 55 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Russian gas a year to the EU, for at least 50 years.

he company requested that Directive (EU) 2019/692 amending the EU Gas Directive be annulled because of an infringement of the EU law principles of equal treatment and proportionality as it was “clearly designed and adopted for the purpose of disadvantaging and discouraging the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline.”