In the statement made by the Nord Stream 2 company, it was stated that gas was started to be filled in the first arm to create the necessary pressure to continue the tests.
Providing information about the ongoing work on the pipeline, the company said, “The pipeline was built in accordance with applicable technical and industrial standards and has gone through an independent approval process to ensure its reliable and safe operation.”
Nord Stream 2 underlined that the operation and adjustment works continue in the second branch of the line.
Meanwhile, the Danish Energy Authority has confirmed that the first branch of the line meets all the requirements for commissioning.
The institution emphasized that the first branch can be commissioned as it meets all the conditions, including certification requirements.
The agency added that there are a few conditions that must be met for the second branch to be commissioned.
The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project
With the Nord Stream 2 project, whose total cost is expected to be around 10 billion euros, 55 billion cubic meters of Russian gas per year is planned to be shipped to Germany via the Baltic Sea.
Among the partners of the project, which the USA, Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries oppose the construction of, are companies such as Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper and Wintershall, as well as the project owner Gazprom.
On September 6, it was announced that the last pipe was laid in the project.