19.04.2024

Nord Stream 2 AG expects Denmark to agree on main gas pipeline route

Nord Stream 2 AG expects Danish authorities to issue permits for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline along the initial, main route, the company’s representative in Denmark, Markela Dedopoulos, said.

“Firstly, we expect that the optimal route for which we applied will be approved by the Danish government. However, if such a route is not accessible due to the veto imposed by the government, we will build a gas pipeline through the exclusive economic zone of Denmark, for which we have applied, ”the company representative said.

Earlier, Nord Stream 2 AG reported that the company has applied for an alternative route for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline in Danish waters, while the company continues to wait for permission from the authorities of this country to build along the first, main, route.

The 175 km alternative gas pipeline route runs northwest of Bornholm Island and crosses only the exclusive economic zone of Denmark. The original route runs through the territorial waters of Denmark.

As Vesti.Ekonomika wrote, Christopher Delbrück, Uniper CFO (one of Gazprom’s European partners in the project) said earlier that the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project, despite all the political difficulties, was going according to plan as well at the end of July in Germany, the laying of the first pipes of the gas pipeline began.

“The laying of the first pipes (Nord Stream-2 ″) in Germany began at the end of July,” he said during a telephone conference.

At present, on board a Castoro 10 pipe-laying vessel, pipes are welded into a single lash and pulled ashore using a winch to connect the Nord Stream-2 onshore facilities to the offshore part of the new gas pipeline, the Nord Stream 2 AG project operator’s press service explained. .

“At the same time, preparatory work is ongoing in the waters of Finland and Sweden,” the company added.

The Nord Stream-2 project involves the construction of two pipelines of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany.

The new pipeline is planned to be built next to the existing Nord Stream. It will pass through the territorial or exclusive economic zones of countries located along the shores of the Baltic Sea — Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

Of the listed countries, Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of Nord Stream-2, has only to obtain construction permits from Denmark and Russia.

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