Denmark allowed to continue construction of Nord Stream 2

The Danish Energy Agency has granted a permission to Nord Stream 2 AG to use pipe-laying vessels with anchor positioning (in addition to vessels with dynamic positioning) for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Danish exclusive economic zone. It is reported by Interfax.

The agency said, “that the other part of the pipeline, which should be built in Denmark, is located outside the area where bottom trawling, anchoring and bottom work are not recommended because of the risk posed by buried chemical warfare agents.”

“Nord Stream 2 AG has filed a request to amend the construction permit received in accordance with the recommendations of the Danish Energy Agency (DEA). As we expected, the DEA satisfied our request,” the company noted.

At the moment, in the German port of Mukran, not far from the route of the remaining section of the pipeline, there are two Russian pipe-laying vessels: the Academician Chersky with dynamic positioning and Fortuna with the anchor.

Recall that United States House of Representatives registered a draft law providing for sanctions against Nord Stream 2.

It was previously reported that Denmark granted permission to build a gas pipeline section on its continental shelf at the end of October 2019. Denmark was the last country that did not give permission for the construction of Nord Stream 2.

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