On 6 September 2021, specialists on the laybarge Fortuna welded the last pipe of the two strings of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
The pipe number 200 858 was subsequently lowered onto the seabed in German waters. As the next step, the section of the pipe coming from the German shore will be connected to the section coming from the Danish waters in a so-called above water tie-in.
Afterwards, the required pre-commissioning activities are carried out with the goal to put the pipeline into operation before the end of 2021. Nord Stream 2 will contribute to meeting long-term needs of the European energy market for gas imports, improving supply security and reliability, and providing gas under sensible economic conditions.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/project-news/09092021/welding-of-the-final-nord-stream-2-pipe-reaches-completion/