The Swedish permit application
The Swedish permit application was handed in to the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation on Sept. 16, 2016. It is composed of an Application for the construction of two pipelines along the seabed of the Baltic Sea, complemented by three longer annexes: a Technical Description, an Environmental Study as well as Atlases. The Environmental Study is in turn supplemented by 12 Appendices which contain detailed information ranging from the impact of Nord Stream 2 on marine mammals, air emissions to sediment spreading and navigational risks for vessel traffic. All these documents – available in Swedish only with the exception of some appendices - can be downloaded below. A comprehensive summary of the Nord Stream 2 project is available below:
A Natural Gas Pipeline Through the Baltic Sea: The Swedish Perspective
(This document is not part of the formal permit application, but provides a comprehensive overview aimed at laypersons)
Key Swedish authorities examined the completeness of the application files during late autumn 2016. Five of these 13 authorities asked for clarifications and requested additional information. Nord Stream 2 responded to the questions and provided the requested information in a Supplement to the application which was handed in to the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation on Feb 28, 2017. The Supplement – available in Swedish only with the exception of some sections - can also be downloaded below:
The Permit Application
The Swedish permit application handed in to the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
The Technical Description
The Technical Description described the pipes, the pipe laying and the routes’ coordinates, etc. in detail.
The Environmental Study
The Swedish Environmental Study makes a comprehensive assessment of Nord Stream 2’s potential environmental impact.
Maps which describe the planned pipeline route’s impact on the Baltic Sea.
The Supplement replies to the questions raised by key Swedish authorities during the administrative referral phase.
Response to received statements during public referral
The Supplement replies to the questions raised by Swedish authorities and other stakeholders during the public referral phase.
- Appendix 1
Field Survey Report for Swedish Waters in 2015
- Appendix 2
Infauna Report for Swedish Waters
- Appendix 3
Archaeological analysis of geophysical data
- Appendix 4
Evaluation of hydrographic effects
- Appendix 5
Modelling of sediment spill in Sweden
- Appendix 6
- Appendix 7
Sweden Underwater Noise Modelling
- Appendix 8
Cod spawning and impacts from construction works
- Appendix 9
Marine Mammals NSP2 EIA DCE
- Appendix 10
Offshore Pipeline Risk Assessment - Sweden
- Appendix 11
Pipeline Construction Risk Assessment
- Appendix 12
Assessment of Navigational Risks in the Swedish Southern Sector for Nord Stream 2 Routes