Denmark approves Nord Stream 2 construction

Denmark approves Nord Stream 2 construction

October 30, 2019 | Budapest LNG Summit | news

Denmark approved the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, of which 146 kilometres runs thorough the Danish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) south-east of Bornholm.

“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.

So far, 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.

Once completed, the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline will ensure safe and stable supplies of gas to Europe. The projects also will create jobs and growth across Europe, as more than 1,000 companies from 25 countries have been working on it.