Nord Stream Gas Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Russia
  • Destination: Germany
  • Ownership:
    • Gazprom (51%), German companies E.ON Ruhrgas AG (15.5%) and BASF SE/Wintershall Holding Gmbh (15.5%), N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie of the Netherlands (9%), and GDF Suez SA of France (9%)
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  • Length: 1,200 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 27.5 billion cubic meters per annum
  • Status: In operation


  • This project involves the construction of two lines (with a capacity of 27.5 billion cubic meters/year each) under the Baltic Sea from Portovaya Bay near the city of Vyborg (in Russia) to the German coast near Greifswald, stretching more than 1200 km
  • The Yuzhno Russkoye Gas Field is a major supplier to the pipeline


  • Saipem: Pipe laying
  • RusGazEngineering: Design, delivery of packaged equipment, installation supervision and pre-commissioning
  • Global Maritime: Marine, engineering and schedule risk reviews, marine consultancy and marine warranty services


  • 2008 -
  • 2011 - SACE gives a € 500 million loan guarantee
  • 2011 - Commissioning begins with the first string of the pipeline being fed with gas
  • 2012 - Nord Stream’s Second Offshore Pipeline was Completed
  • 2012 - Nord Stream second string was commissioned

Other Information

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  1. SACE: € 500 million guarantee for Nord Stream 2
  2. Global Maritime Pipeline References
  3. Preparations for feeding gas into Nord Stream completed
  4. Start-up of the Gas Preparation Plant to fill in the marine sections of the Northern Stream gas pipeline
  5. First string of Nord Stream gas pipeline being fed with gas
  6. Nord Stream’s Second Offshore Pipeline Now Complete
  7. Saipem signs the contract for the Nord Stream pipeline worth more than 1 billion Euro
  8. Final joint of Nord Stream’s second string welded
  9. Nord Stream second string commissioned, third and fourth strings next in turn
  10. Final Load Tests of Nord Stream started

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