Russia's Nord Stream 2 to resume pipe-laying in Germany's Exclusive Economic Zone

FILE PHOTO: A road sign directs traffic towards the Nord Stream 2 gas line landfall facility entrance in Lubmin, Germany, September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Nord Stream 2 said on Saturday it planned to start laying pipes in Germany’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) this year, confirming its intention to resume work on the stalled Moscow-backed gas pipeline to Europe.

It said its plan envisaged laying a 2.6 kilometre (1.62 miles) section of each line of the pipeline, adding that it would name the pipe-laying vessel at a later date.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by David Evans