Nord Stream’s twin pipelines fully operationalNews // October 15, 2012
Thirty months after the start of construction of its first pipeline, Nord Stream’s twin pipeline system came on stream earlier this month, on schedule and on budget.
Nord Stream's Managing Director, Matthias Warnig, said: "We are proud of this incredible achievement, made possible thanks to the dedication of everyone at Nord Stream, the support of our shareholders, as well as, of suppliers and contractors from all over the world."
The Nord Stream pipeline will provide the capacity to transport up to 55 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year from Russia to the European Union for at least 50 years.
Line 1 began transporting gas to Europe in November 2011.