Nord Stream 2 from the current season becomes a new sponsor of the basketball club Zenit. The company logo is placed on advertising surfaces and printed products of the club. In addition, Zenit and Nord Stream 2 are planning to develop partnerships in different directions, from invitations "home matches" to joint social projects.
Alexander Tserkovny, General Director of BC Zenit:
- Nord Stream 2 is a new reliable and strategic partner for us. Nord Stream 2 supports famous European sports clubs, and it is a great honor for us to become the first Russian club that they will support. Our cooperation was interesting to both sides - we have things that unite our brands. First, it is social responsibility, the desire to develop children's and mass sports. I am confident that our cooperation will be long and productive, and soon our fans will see the results of our collaboration.
Ulrich Lissek, Head of Communications and Governmental Relations of Nord Stream 2 AG:
BC Zenit St. Petersburg delivers an appropriate platform for Nord Stream 2 to underline our engagement in a region where our pipeline starts its way to Europe.
Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline under construction from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea over 1,200 km long. Nord Stream 2 will increase the security of energy supplies to the EU, strengthen the domestic gas market and contribute to meeting the EU climate change targets. Commissioning is scheduled for 2020 year.