VIENNA, January 29. /TASS/. Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction project, is conducting negotiations to attract project financing worth 6 bln euro, Chief Financial Officer Paul Corcoran told reporters on Tuesday.
"We are still is discussions with export credit agencies. We are looking at somewhere around $6 bln euro," he said.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is expected to come into service at the end of 2019. The pipeline is set to run from the Russian coast along the Baltic Sea bed to the German shore. It will go through the exclusive economic zones and territorial waters of five countries - Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany, thus bypassing transit countries of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and other Eastern European and Baltic states. Each of the pipeline’s two stretches will have a capacity of 27.5 bln cubic meters. The total cost of the project has been estimated at 9.5 bln euro.
Nord Stream 2 AG, with Gazprom being the only shareholder, is the operator of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction project. Gazprom's European partners in the project are Germany’s Wintershall and Uniper, Austria’s OMV, France’s Engie and Royal Dutch Shell.