Nord Stream 2 is the second phase of Nord Steam pipeline project, which will bring natural gas from the Yuzhno-Russkoye field in western Siberia and the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia to Europe. The first loop of Nord Stream 1 was put into service in November 2011 and the second in October 2012. Total capacity of the 1,224 kilometer (km), 48-inch Nord Stream 1 pipeline is 5.32 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). Both Nord Stream 1 and 2 have two loops and the same capacity; total project capacity is 10.64 Bcf/d.
The map shows both the Nord Steam 1 and Nord Steam 2 pipelines have been laid through the Baltic Sea, which will bypass some countries such as Ukraine. As of October 2019, more than 2,100 km of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline have been laid in Russian, Finnish, and Swedish waters; work in German waters is mostly complete. The construction of land facilities in both Russia and Germany is close to completion.
Nord Stream is constructed and operated by Nord Stream AG, a Swiss-based company created specifically for this project. The five shareholders of the Nord Stream AG consortium are PJSC Gazprom (51%), Wintershall Dea GmbH (15.5%), PEG Infrastruktur AG (15.5%), N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie (9%) and ENGIE (9%). Total investment in the Nord Stream was 7.4 billion euros.