“As you know, in June the laying of the first of the threads was mechanically completed, the pipes were connected by overlapping,” TASS quotes him.

He said that at present "commissioning works are at the final stage, which will ensure the readiness of the first string for the start of commercial operation."

The top manager of the company said that the work on laying the second string of the gas pipeline is also at the final stage, and for its commissioning, it will also require complex measures that are similar to the work on the first string.

“I can only add that we are making every effort to put the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline into operation in the near future,” he added.

On August 27, it was reported that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is at the final stage of implementation. 

It also became known that the operator of Nord Stream 2, Nord Stream 2 AG, is studying the decision of the German court on the refusal to exclude the gas pipeline from the EU gas directive and the possibility of appealing it.