GAS Nord Stream 2 30 October, 2019 2:05 pm   
Editorial staff

Denmark issued a permission for Nord Stream 2 construction

The company responsible for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has received permission to lay the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on the Danish continental shelf from the Danish Energy Agency.

The Danish Energy Agency has issued a permission for construction for the Danish continental shelf southeast of the island of Bornholm. As reported by the Agency, permission has been granted in accordance with the Continental Shelf Act and Denmark’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. – Denmark is obliged to authorize the construction of transit pipelines respecting resources and the environment and, if necessary, designate a route where such pipelines should be laid – says the communiqué.

At the end of March, Nord Stream 2 AG, responsible for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, for the third time applied to the Danish Energy Agency for permission to build Nord Stream 2 in territorial waters south of Bornholm. Agency representatives ensure that when analyzing the application submitted by the Russians, they will take into account environmental and safety aspects, although they indicate that in this respect the proposed new gas pipeline route is more favorable than the previous ones.

Piotr Stępiński/Michał Perzyński