The construction of the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 will be completed in August 2021, Matthias Warnig, Chief Executive Officer of the project company Nord Stream 2 AG, stated in an interview with Handelsblatt. He also expects that the line will be operational by the end of 2021.
According to Warnig, 98% of the pipeline has been completed to date. On one of the "strings" some work remains to be done, the first one has been fully completed. Warnig added that the company has set a goal of launching the gas pipeline in 2021. The tests of the already completed system will take two to three months.
Warnig admitted that the US sanctions had made the construction process somewhat difficult, but this problem was resolved. Also, according to him, Nord Stream 2 will be prepared for the transportation of methane-hydrogen mixture at once, so that in ten years the pipeline would transport not only natural gas.
Context. Earlier, the Russian Federation announced that the SP 2 would be fully completed by the end of 2021. has been figuring out what is going on around Nord Stream 2 now.