Nord Stream 2 AG’s natural gas pipeline has completed gas-in of its first 27.5-billion cu m/year string. In line with system-design requirements, the string is filled with 177 million cu m of so-called technical gas, reaching a pressure of 103 bar.
This pressure is sufficient to start gas transportation. But certification from a German regulator is still pending and could take several months.
Pre-commissioning of the second string is ongoing.
Nord Stream 2 began gas fill earlier this month (OGJ Online, Oct. 6, 2021). The pipeline runs more than 1,200 km along the Baltic Sea bed from Ust-Luga, Russia, to Greifswald, Germany.