Germany's federal grid regulator Bundesnetzagentur has begun the certification process for Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which could take up to four months, German newspaper Montel reported on Monday.
Bundesnetzagentur reported that it received all the necessary documentation for the recently completed gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The certification process began on September 8th.
Construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas trunkline was fully completed on the morning of September 10. said the chairman of the Management Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller.
To launch the gas pipeline and begin commercial supplies, the project operator, a subsidiary of Gazprom, Nord Stream 2 AG, and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline itself, must pass the appropriate certifications, which must be confirmed by the German regulator Bundesnetzagentur.
Let us remind you that Gazprom is expecting the first gas deliveries via Nord Stream 2 from the beginning of October.