Moscow. September 22. INTERFAX.RU – Sea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany Nord stream has completed the annual planned maintenance and earned a Thursday night – half day ahead of schedule, according to the European gas transport operators.
The pipe had to earn at 7:00 Moscow time on Friday, but in reality, it restart took place at 20:00 Mosquitera.
Repairs began on the morning of September 11. At this time, carried out preventive work not only on the receiving terminal in Greifswald, but also at the compressor station “Redland” (Radeland) OPAL.
Simultaneously, the increased transport of gas through mains “Yamal-Europe” and through Ukraine via the Uzhgorod corridor. “Ukrtransgaz” said that in the days of repair of the Nord Stream Gazprom does not fully meet the demands of gas consumers that receive fuel through Ukraine. However, the main recipient of gas in this direction is the Italian market in the face of gaztransport Snam – did not report any non-delivery of Russian gas to the Republic.
“These routine annual maintenance are an important part of a long-term strategy of the company Nord Stream AG managing pipeline integrity to ensure safe and stable transportation of natural gas through marine pipelines. Works include annual maintenance of mechanical components and testing of automation systems”, – reported earlier, Nord Stream AG.
Next time, Nord stream will stop 17-31 July 2018.