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Last pipe for Nord Stream 2 leaves port of Karlshamn in Sweden

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 13, 2019
Port of Karlshamn
Europe   Port of Karlshamn

The last Nord Stream 2 pipe stored within the premises of the port of Karlshamn left the storage area earlier this month.

Topics: Nord Stream Sweden

Nearly 39,000 pipes have transited through the port since October 7, 2017.

Out of these, almost 37,000 pipes have been shipped to the pipelay vessels working on the Swedish section of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline.

The surplus has been transported back to the port of Mukran in northern Germany.

Wasco Coating Germany GmbH was in charge of the logistics operations in the port of Karlshamn during this 23-month long period.

Up to 140 people worked for the Nord Stream 2 project during the peak period in the port of Karlshamn, when operations went on around the clock.

A majority of the workers employed by the port were locals.

Pipelay in the 510-kilometre long Swedish section of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline is almost over: One line has been completed in this section, while the construction of the second line will resume on September 1, 2019.

The second line is scheduled to be completed during October in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone.

Overall, more than 1,700 km of the pipelines have been constructed so far in accordance with existing permits in Germany, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

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