German tabloid Bild reported that construction and engineering group Bilfinger has withdrawn from work related to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Concerned over looming US sanctions targeting companies associated with the project, Bilfinger has recently informed the United States as well as Nord Stream 2 AG, a subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom, about the decision. Bilfinger had been contracted to develop, deliver and operate process control and safety systems for the controversial pipeline as well as supply a gas-fired heating generation unit. A heat station for the preheating of natural gas is being built for gas grid operator and energy provider Gascade Gastransport at the landfall point in Lubmin. Bilfinger is responsible for the engineering, delivery, assembly and commissioning of a 90 MW + 30 MW reserve natural gas fired heat generation plant. This consists of four structurally identical natural gas fired 2-flame tube boilers. In addition, we are also responsible for the entire warm-water system and supplementary systems as well as the required electrical and control technology plant peripherals for the complete regulating and monitoring of the plant.