The gas pipeline Nord stream on Monday, September 11, stopped for annual maintenance. This is reported by the gas transmission operators in Europe.
Repair is planned to finish till September 22. Preventive work will be carried out at the terminal in Greifswald and at the compressor station of Radeland (Radeland) OPAL.
Earlier in Nord Stream AG announced that work will include maintenance of mechanical components and testing of automation systems.
North stream (Nord Stream) – a gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine. It runs along the bottom of the Baltic sea. Pipeline – the longest underwater route of gas export in the world, its length is 1224 km. Owner and operator – the company Nord Stream AG. The project involves Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and France. Against its implementation were Ukraine and the Baltic States.
The laying of the pipeline started in April 2010. In November 2011, we began the supply of gas through the first pipeline. In October 2012, began to supply gas through two pipelines in commercial mode.
According to Nord Stream in 2016 and the flow capacity of 55 billion cubic meters, was loaded in an average of 80%. Consumers in the EU was delivered 43.8 billion cubic meters of gas.