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Denmark approved the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas in Danish waters

Denmark approved the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas in Danish waters

Copenhagen, October 30 - Neftegaz.RU. The Danish Energy Agency granted today a permit to Nord Stream 2 AG to construct a 147-km-long route section on the Danish continental shelf southeast of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea on its way to Germany.

The Danish section of the pipeline will be built with pipes currently stored in Mukran, on the German island of Rügen.

Since 2017, Nord Stream 2 AG has forwarded 3 applications to the Danish Energy Agency with 3 different routes, in April 2017, August 2018, and April 2019.

Gazprom revealed in October that 87 % of the 2,042 km pipeline had been laid on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The company indicated that it required just 60 days to finish the job, should Denmark finally agree to permit the pipeline to enter its territory. Russia is now able to finish construction of the gas pipeline project.

The pipeline project on the Danish continental shelf is part of a larger pipeline project, consisting of 2 parallel pipelines of 1230 km for the transport of gas from Russia to Germany.

The natural gas pipelines starts in Russia and passes through Finnish, Swedish, Danish and German marine areas and goes ashore at the German coast. The pipelines can transport 55 billion m3 of natural gas per year. The authorities in Russia, Finland, Sweden and Germany have granted permits for the project.

Nord Stream 2 has invested more than 6 billion EUR, more than 1,000 companies from 25 countries have been working on the project.

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