Nord Stream AG successfully conducted annual maintenance work on its twin gas pipeline system between 9 - 17 August 2016, with a temporary shutdown of both lines. Gas transmission from the Russian upstream-partner will resume by 18 August 2016.
Commenting on the completion of this year’s work, Nord Stream AG’s Maintenance Director, Ruurd Hoekstra, said: “A comprehensive, long-term Pipeline Integrity Management Strategy is an essential part of Nord Stream AG’s operations. Thanks to this, and to the expertise of our staff, for the fourth year in a row we are carrying out this planned maintenance work on the Nord Stream twin-pipeline system safely and on time, on the basis of state-of-the-art industry standards.”
Regular maintenance work is an essential part of Nord Stream’s long-term Pipeline Integrity Management Strategy.
“The pipeline integrity management strategy is a commitment to the highest standards”, Mario Nullmeier, Compliance Director at Nord Stream AG, said. “International certification bodies have commended Nord Stream AG’s compliance with top industry requirements for design, integrity and functional safety, allowing for a smooth-running operation in line with all safety and environmental considerations”, Nullmeier added.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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