DNV GL confirms Nord Stream gas pipeline conforms to offshore standard

Quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL has reaffirmed the highest level of integrity for the Nord Stream gas pipeline for the seventh time.

DNV GL has extended the certificate of conformity to the offshore standard for underwater pipelines DNV-OS-F101 for the pipeline, which is operated by Nord Stream. The renewal has once again proven the high level of safety and reliability of the gas pipeline.

The Nord Stream Pipeline was designed and built in compliance with DNV GL’s international certification standard DNV-OS-F101. During the commissioning of Line 2 in October 2012, DNV GL issued the first certificate confirming the compliance of the Nord Stream Pipeline with the requirements of this standard.

Since then, Nord Stream engineers and DNV GL experts have worked closely to develop the Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS), as well as to verify and monitor its operation and maintenance procedures.

The companies exchange technical and process information and regular reports on an ongoing basis, allowing them to ensure high annual performance, as well as a positive assessment by DNV GL of how during the operation, Nord Stream ensures proper compliance with all required conditions for safe and reliable gas transportation.

“Since 2012, DNV GL has been providing us with the highest quality expertise in construction and operation of offshore pipelines,” said Marcus Korthals, compliance director at Nord Stream. “We are pleased that this well-known international company recognises the integrity of our system, which guarantees reliable and safe transportation of natural gas from Russia to Europe.”

Nils Andreas Masvie, vice-president Eurasia at DNV GL Oil & Gas, added: “We are once again pleased to confirm the highest level of safety and reliability of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. Since the pipeline’s commissioning in 2012, Nord Stream has shown that both lines of the pipeline meet the most stringent requirements of the offshore standard regulations for subsea pipelines every year.”

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