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Apr 1, 2021
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Construction of Nord Stream 2 completed by 95%

The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is 95 percent complete, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Nord Stream 2 AG project operator.

It is specified that 2,339 kilometers of SP-2 pipes have already been laid. There are still about 121 kilometers to go.

According to the company, approximately 148 kilometers of the pipeline remained unfinished at the end of January. In the waters of Denmark, 120 kilometers remained to be laid, and about 28 kilometers in the waters of Germany.

The Danish authorities previously said that work on laying the gas pipeline in the country’s waters would last until the end of September this year, and not until the end of April, as previously planned.

As a reminder, Nord Stream 2 envisages the construction of two pipelines from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany.

Washington periodically imposes sanctions against the project. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said US President Joe Biden considers the SP-2 project a “bad deal” for Europe. Russia has repeatedly stated that Nord Stream 2 is a commercial project, and urged not to politicize it. Russian leader Vladimir Putin believes that the attacks on SP-2 are explained by attempts to force the Russian Federation to pay for the West’s geopolitical project in Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported that on March 31, the Russian pipelayer Akademik Chersky arrived at the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Danish waters.

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