Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that today the laying of the first string of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline was completed. He said this at a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), business-gazeta reports.
“I am glad to announce today, two and a half hours ago, the pipe laying of the first string of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline was successfully completed. The work on the second line continues,” Putin said.
He stressed that the entire linear work, including the offshore section, has been completed. “From the German side, the pipe came up, from the Russian side, it needs to be lifted and welded. But the laying has been completed,” the Russian president added.
Putin also said that Gazprom is ready to fill Nord Stream-2 with gas.