The Nord Stream 2’s project, is a gas pipeline project designed to transport Russian gas directly to Western Europe. This pipeline will be 1230km long under the Baltic sea from the Ust-Luga area of the Leningrad Region (Russia) to Greifswald (Germany) and will pass through the territorial waters of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany. The construction of the line is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and will ensure the delivery of gas to European consumers for more than 50 years.
The total capacity of two strings of Nord Stream 2 is 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. It represents 11% of the EU annual consumption.
The internal diameter of the pipeline will be 1.153mm (45’’) and the wall thickness will be 41mm (1.6’’).
This $11bn project will be owned and operated for 50% by Gazprom. For the other 50%, the Russian company associated with other European companies: Shell, OMV (Austrian), Wintershall and Uniper (Germany) and Engie (France).
In 2017, a $73m contract have been awarded to Kvaerner, for the civil mechanical and piping works for onshore facilities at the Russian’s landfall.
Europipe, Mülheim, United Metallurgical Company, Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant, and Chelyabinsk are the companies that supplied the steel pipes. The contracts have been signed in March 2016.
In February 2017, the company Allseas was assigned by Nord Stream the offshore pipe-laying work.
In September 2016, Wasco Coatings Germany was contracted to provide concrete weight coating services and pipes. For handling, storage, and transportation of the pipeline segments, the company Blue Water Shipping was awarded a $46m sub-contract by Wasco Coatings.
For the rock placement, Nord Stream assigned the company Bokaalis-Van Oord. The contract worth $291m.
Saipem provided the pipe-laying vessel C10, used for the construction of the pipeline.