by Andreas Exarheas
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Nord Stream 2 AG has obtained a permit to construct its planned pipeline system in the Danish Exclusive Economic Zone south-east of Bornholm.
Nord Stream 2 AG revealed Wednesday that it has obtained a permit to construct its planned pipeline system in the Danish Exclusive Economic Zone south-east of Bornholm.
The permit was granted by the Danish Energy Agency, which is in charge of the application, and covers a 91-mile-long route section.
“We are pleased to have obtained Denmark’s consent to construct the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline through the Danish continental shelf area in the Baltic Sea south-east of Bornholm,” Samira Kiefer Andersson, Denmark permitting manager at Nord Stream 2 AG, said in a company statement.
“We will continue the constructive cooperation with Danish authorities to complete the construction of the pipeline,” Andersson added.
Preparatory works, such as the installation of concrete mattresses and rock placement for the crossing of existing infrastructure, and the subsequent pipelay, will start in the coming weeks, according to the company.
The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline is a “major international infrastructure project bringing natural gas from the world’s largest reserves in Russia to meet European energy needs,” Nord Stream 2 AG notes.
As of today, more than 1,304 miles of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline have been laid, according to the company. Pipelay is said to have been completed in Russian, Finnish and Swedish waters, and for the most part in German waters. The construction of both landfall facilities in Russia and Germany is nearing completion, according to Nord Stream 2 AG.
The company has highlighted that the project is bringing 31,000 jobs and investments of $5.5 billion (EUR 5 billion) to the European Union.
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