Ordnance find closes Nord Stream gas pipeline offshore Sweden

Offshore staff

ZUG, Switzerland – The Swedish Armed Forces are working to dispose of a munitions object found last weekend near the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.

The object is in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone, roughly 120 km (74.6 mi) from the island of Gotland.

Conditions are windy, so no timeline has been set for completing the works.

To minimize risk, the Swedish authorities have established a three nautical-mile safety zone during this procedure, and Nord Stream has stopped gas transportation through Line 2 (closed at inlet) for safety reasons.

Throughput of gas will resume as soon as disposal of the object has been confirmed.

11/12/2015

 

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