Work on the Nord stream 2 gas pipeline, which resumed in early December, has now been completed for a section located in Germany’s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea. About 100 km remain to be built to complete the project.
As Tass reported on December 28, Nord Stream 2 AG announced on the same day that it had completed construction work on the part of the pipeline located in Germany’s exclusive maritime economic zone. The segment in question is 2.6 kilometers long and is located in the Baltic Sea. The work was resumed on December 11 after an interruption of almost a year, following US sanctions targeting actors involved in the construction of the submarine part of the Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipelines.
In addition, work in Denmark’s exclusive economic zone is expected to start in mid-January.
Moscow braces for new US sanctions
With the aim of urging the actors involved in the project to stop work, Washington would prepare more extensive sanctions in the coming weeks, senior officials of the US administration recently said, quoted on December 23 by the Reuters agency.
Alexander Novak, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, declared on December 28 that Russia should adapt to possible new sanctions, according to Reuters.
The Nord Stream 2 project corresponds to the construction of two parallel pipelines making it possible to transport a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. According to Tass, 94% of the structure has already been built. The pipeline construction consortium, led by Russian gas giant Gazprom with Western partners, has yet to lay more than 100 km of pipeline, Reuters reported.