Nord Stream schedules disposal of unexploded ordnance in pipeline route

Nord Stream in the fourth quarter will begin disposal of unexploded ordnance in the security corridor of its pipeline route in Finnish and Swedish waters.

Offshore staff

MOSCOW -- Nord Stream in the fourth quarter will begin disposal of unexploded ordnance in the security corridor of its pipeline route in Finnish and Swedish waters. Installation and operation of the pipeline system requires clearance of 28 munitions.

Clearance of historical naval mines and ordnance in the Baltic Sea is regularly carried out by the navies of the Baltic Sea countries in order to reduce risks to shipping, fishing, and ecology.

An engineering analysis has identified 27 items in Finnish and one in Swedish waters as unexploded ordnance. Each munitions clearance is planned separately, the company says.

10/19/2009

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