Nord stream has resumed after stopping for scheduled maintenance

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in photobanks into operation the second branch of the Nord stream gas pipeline. Archival photoNord stream has resumed after stopping for scheduled maintenance© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

Sea gas pipeline «Nord stream» is fully resumed work after a stop due to planned annual repair, said in a release to the project operator Nord Stream AG.

The work of the pipeline was suspended on 11 September. The timing of stop of pipeline was agreed in advance with partners.

«Routine maintenance are an integral part of a long-term strategy for managing the integrity of the pipeline «Nord stream»…. Repair work that was completed today, ensure system reliability of the pipeline,» — are reported words of the Director to monitor compliance of Nord Stream AG Nullmeyer Mario (Mario Nullmeier).

The gas pipeline «Nord stream» runs along the bottom of the Baltic sea from Russian Vyborg to German Greifswald. It consists of two strings with a length of 1224 kilometers with a capacity of 27.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year and is the longest underwater route of gas export in the world. The first stage of the pipeline was launched on 8 November 2011, the second in October 2012.