Nord Stream transports natural gas from Russia to Europe.
The construction works started in April 2010. The first gas flowed from Vyborg in Russia to Lubmin on the coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in November 2011. Together, the two Nord Stream pipeline strings can transport up to 55 billion cubic metres of gas per year from Russia to Europe.
Focus on the environment
148 ships were involved in the construction work in and around the Baltic Sea. Complying with all safety standards and minimising the impact on the environment were top priorities.
Nord Stream AG has invested over 100 million euros to assess and minimise the environmental impact of the pipeline. The company’s environmental and socio-economic monitoring programme has assessed the impact of the pipelines on water and air quality, birds, fish and marine mammal behaviour, as well as on fisheries development, shipping and cultural assets.