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Above water tie-in for the second Nord Stream 2 string completed

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World Pipelines,

On 10 September, the sections of the second Nord Stream 2 pipeline laid from the German shore and Danish waters were connected in a so-called above water tie-in.

The opposing pipe strings were lifted from the seabed by the lay barge Fortuna and the pipe ends were cut and fitted together. The welding to connect the two lines took place on a platform located above the water on the side of the vessel. Then the connected pipeline was lowered to the seabed as one continuous string.

Afterwards, the required pre-commissioning activities will be carried out with the goal to put the pipeline into operation before the end of this year.

Nord Stream 2 will contribute to meeting long-term needs of the European energy market for gas imports, improving secure and reliable gas supply.

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