The pipeline will be temporarily shut between July 14 and July 26. The maintenance schedule has been closely coordinated and agreed with upstream and downstream partners, according to line operator Nord Stream AG.
The 1,224-kilometer system exports 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year of Russian gas to Europe across the Baltic Sea, bypassing transit countries.
“All operational and maintenance activities are carried out with the necessary precautions and protection measures against Covid-19,” the firm said in a statement. “Health and safety of company’s employees and contractors are of utmost importance to Nord Stream AG.”
The scheduled works are part of the pipeline’s annual maintenance cycle and “essential for ensuring the reliable, safe, and efficient functioning of the twin pipeline,” said Nord Stream AG’s managing director Alexey Zaytsev.
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