Lubmin (Germany), October 8 - Neftegaz.RU. Nord Stream 2 AG, a Gazprom-owned company, said on October 6, that Audacia is the 2nd vessel, together with the Saipem-owned Castoro Dieci (C10), to lay the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the German route section.
Saipem’s vessel started preparatory works for future pipelaying for the Nord Stream 2 project back in late July.
Audacia began work at the end point of a 30-kilometer trench for the twin pipeline located in Germany's territorial waters and will have to lay pipes for 2 lines, according to the company, which is owned by Russia's Gazprom, the world's largest supplier of natural gas.
Once Audacia completes the first line, it will then return to starting point to continue laying the 2nd line, completing its works in Germany by the end of 2018.
According to Nord Stream 2, all works on the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in German territorial waters are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.