Nord Stream 2 Granted a Construction Permit by Denmark
- Approved 147-km route stretches south-east of Bornholm in Danish Exclusive Economic Zone
Oct. 30, 2019 | Copenhagen, Denmark – 30-Oct-19 | Nord Stream 2 AG today obtained the permit to construct its planned pipeline system in the Danish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) south-east of Bornholm. The permit was granted by the Danish Energy Agency, which is in charge of the application, and covers a 147-km-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. We will continue the constructive cooperation with Danish authorities to complete the construction of the pipeline,” said Samira Kiefer Andersson, Permitting Manager Denmark at Nord Stream 2 AG.
Preparatory works, such as the installation of concrete mattresses and rock placement for the crossing of existing infrastructure (cables and pipelines), and the subsequent pipelay, will start in the coming weeks. The Danish section of the pipeline will be built with pipes currently stored in Mukran, on the German island of Rügen.
As of today, more than 2,100 km of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline have been laid. Pipelay has 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.
The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline will ensure safe and stable supplies of gas to Europe. With this access to competitive gas supplies, European customers will be able to save billions of euros on their gas bill according to the University of Cologne EWI (https://www.ewi.uni-koeln.de/cms/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/EWI-1163-17-Studie-Impacts-of-Nord-Stream-2-web.compressed.pdf). Nord Stream 2 has invested more than 6 billion euros. This creates jobs and growth across Europe, as more than 1,000 companies from 25 countries have been working on the project.
You can find this press release in Danish here.