FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo a ship works offshore in the Baltic Sea on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany. The company building a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany says it’s confident of getting an outstanding permit from Denmark to close the gap on the 1,200 kilometers ,746 miles, route. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)

The sea part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is ready by almost 60%, Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy CEO of the Russian gas holding said in an interview with the Rossiya 24 TV channel on Monday.

“The readiness of the sea part is about 60%,” he said.

“All the works on connecting the onshore and offshore sections on the German side were completed last year. The work is under way on creating a receiving terminal. Now this work is being done on the Russian territory. In early July, they started pulling the pipeline {section] that will connect the land and sea parts. The work is underway. “

Aksyutin also stressed that the Nord Stream 2 is being built in compliance with the schedule.