The relevant German Agency will consider Nord Stream 2’s application to continue construction of the pipeline in winter and spring. The timing of the project was delayed, as had to wait for permission from Denmark.
To complete the construction of the “Nord stream – 2” gas pipeline in the coming months, it is planned to continue work this winter and in the spring of 2020. The application for the relevant changes to the project has already been submitted to the German Federal office of Maritime navigation and hydrography, the representative of the company-developer of the Nord Stream 2 AG gas pipeline told the DPA Agency. The Agency is expected to consider the request on Monday, December 16.
The pipeline, which is being built with the participation of several European companies, should be laid along the Baltic Sea in parallel with the already existing “Nord stream.” Russian gas will be supplied to Europe via “Nord stream-2,” with a throughput capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year.
The founder and sole shareholder of “Nord Stream-2” is the Russian monopoly concern Gazprom. It planned to complete construction by the end of 2019. However, the timing was delayed, as permission from the Danish Energy Agency was received only at the end of October.