The construction of the unfinished section of the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline is not subject to seasonal construction restrictions due to cod spawning, the press service of the project operator Nord Stream 2 AG told.
Earlier, the German radio station NDR Info pointed out that the Danish authorities banned work on the construction of the gas pipeline until the end of September due to seasonal restrictions during the spawning period of cod.
“The regulation on permits for seasonal restrictions due to cod spawning (from July to August) applies to construction work in the restricted fishing area known as the Bornholm basin. Pipes have already been laid through this fishing restriction zone. There are no seasonal restrictions on the remaining section of the gas pipeline in the Danish exclusive economic zone,” the operator said.
The US Senate approved earlier its version of the defense budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which contains additional sanctions against the “Nord stream-2.” Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is concerned about the sanctions against the pipeline; they are unacceptable and contradict the law. He stressed that the situation would be analyzed to develop a strategy aimed at implementing the project.
The second gas pipeline, “Nord stream-2,” is currently under construction. It involves the development of two strands of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
The project is actively opposed by the United States, which promotes its liquefied natural gas in the EU, as well as Ukraine and some European countries.
The project has already been sanctioned by the US, which is why the construction of the gas pipeline, which is in the final stage, has been stretched.
Gazprom is taking measures to complete the pipeline, the essence of which it did not disclose, and expects its launch in late 2020 or early 2021. Now about 94 percent of pipes are laid. In this June 4, several senators introduced in the US Senate the bill on new sanctions against the pipeline — they apply to all vessels engaged in construction, those who facilitated the provision of these courts, provides for them, insurance and port services, as well as those who will give the certification to start operation of the “Nord stream-2.”