On October 8, 2012, just 30 months after the start of construction, Nord Stream’s fully-integrated twin pipeline system was onstream.
Gas from fields in northern Russia began flowing through the Unified Gas Supply System of Russia into Gazprom’s new, state-of-the-art compressor station Portovaya. The compressor station enables the transmission of gas via the 1,224 km Nord Stream Pipelines all the way to Germany through the Baltic Sea without interim compression.
According to Nord Stream, the privately-funded 7.4 billion euro Nord Stream project was realized on time and on budget. The project consortium addressed and overcame numerous challenges – and in the process – set new benchmarks for major energy infrastructure projects.