Yesterday, the Nord Stream Pipeline celebrated the fifth anniversary of its start of operations. Line 1 started on 8th November 2011 the transportation of natural gas from Russia to European businesses and households, Line 2 came on stream beginning of October 2012.
“Nord Stream is a pioneer in our industry: we set new benchmarks in terms of technology, design and implementation of the project. To continue this way is the vision of the whole Nord Stream team to which we feel obliged to and which we are proud of”, says Nord Stream Managing Director Alexey Zagorovskiy.
The twin pipeline system through the Baltic Sea from Vyborg, Russia to Lubmin near Greifswald, Germany constitutes the shortest connection between the vast gas reserves in Russia and energy markets in the European Union. The safe, modern and efficient route has the capacity to supply 55 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year. Since the beginning of its operations, Nord Stream has reliably fulfilled all transport nominations without interruptions.
Since 2012, international certification body DNV GL has performed an annual assessment of the integrity of Nord Stream pipeline system during safe and reliable gas transportation and confirmed compliance with the best-in-class industry requirements for design, integrity and functional safety.