Official says Nord Stream-2 building preparations start
MOSCOW, Aug 30 (PRIME) -- Preparations for construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline in Russia have started, an official of project operator Nord Stream 2 told PRIME on Thursday.
Greenpeace members earlier informed PRIME about vehicles and construction works in the Kurgalsky protected area in the Leningrad Region.
УWe confirm that company Nord Stream 2 has started clearance of the pipeline path from plantsЕ and construction of a temporary road in the Kurgalsky protected area,Ф the official said.
The Nord Stream-2 project envisages construction of two lines of a natural gas pipeline with an annual capacity of up to 55 billion cubic meters, running from the Russian shore to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Russian gas giant Gazprom will implement the project together with GermanyТs E.ON and BASF, Royal Dutch Shell, AustriaТs OMV, and FranceТs Engie.