8 October 2012, 12:02

Running through the waters of many nations

Running through the waters of many nations

The trans-boundary nature of the Nord Stream Pipeline is one of its most unique aspects.

The pipelines pass through the territorial waters and exclusive economic zones of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The pipelines also might affect Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

The operation of the Nord Stream pipelines was permitted by all relevant national authorities in the countries whose waters Nord Stream crosses.

The operation of the Nord Stream Pipeline system is remotely monitored and controlled from the Control Centre, located at the Head Office in Zug.

For extra safety during operations, the remote control systems are duplicated at the Back-Up Control Centre.

The project also meets all environmental standards. In March 2009, Nord Stream had submitted reports based on extensive environmental surveys to the Energy Information Administration.

Nord Stream meets the highest international environmental standards and observes national and international environmental, maritime and legal requirements during construction, testing and operation of the pipeline.

In order to safeguard the environment during and after construction, Nord Stream also developed Environmental and Social Monitoring Programmes (ESMPs).


The Nord Stream Pipeline will be operated with the same regard to the ecosystem as during its construction. The company wants it to be the safest pipeline possible.

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