Pipelayer Akademik Cherskiy Arrives At Nord Stream 2 Construction Site In Danish Waters

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Pipelayer Akademik Cherskiy Arrives at Nord Stream 2 Construction Site in Danish Waters

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st April, 2021) Pipelayer Akademik Cherskiy has arrived at the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the waters of Denmark, the project's operator, Nord Stream 2 AG, said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the operator said that the vessel was heading to the exclusive economic zone of Denmark to begin preparatory works before pipe-laying.

In early March, Nord Stream 2 AG announced that after testing in the Kaliningrad Region, Akademik Cherskiy would join the laying of Nord Stream 2 pipes off the Danish coast. The Fortuna pipelay crane vessel has already been laying pipes of the Line B leg near the Danish shore.

The Akademik Cherskiy will be laying pipes of Line A.

Nord Stream 2 is a joint venture of Russian energy company Gazprom and five European partners. The pipeline aims to carry Russian natural gas to Germany across the Baltic Sea. It consists of two 1,230-kilometer (764 miles) long lines with a combined capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas a year.

Last week the chairman of Gazprom's board of directors, Viktor Zubkov, said that the pipeline was 90-92 percent ready and would be completed this year.