The construction of Nord Stream 2 will be completed by the end of the year, after which the project will be put into operation. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on the air of the TV channel “Russia-1” in an interview for the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin”, answering the questions of journalist Pavel Zarubin.
“The work that is underway today will be completed by the end of the year, and the project will be put into operation,” he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a plenary session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that the first string of the gas pipeline has already been laid, and the second can be completed within 1.5-2 months. The head of the Austrian OMV, Rainer Seele, told TASS on the sidelines of the SPIEF that about 50 km of the second branch of Nord Stream 2 remained to be laid.