Nord Stream 2 AG has received two permits from the Finnish Government for the construction of the natural gas pipeline in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The permits will allow the construction and operation of a 374 km section of offshore pipeline planned to run through the Finnish EEZ, outside the country’s territorial waters.
The first permit was issued by the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on 5 April 2018, while the second was issued by the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland in accordance with the Water Act on 12 April.
“We are very pleased to have obtained this permit after an extensive and thorough permitting process,” Nord Stream 2 AG Permitting Manager Finland Tore Granskog said.
“It marks yet another important milestone for the Nord Stream 2 project.”
After receiving the second permit, Mr Granskog said that the project had achieved another milestone.
“This is an important day for our project: following a very thorough analysis and extensive engagement, the Finnish authorities have approved our detailed plans to construct and operate the 374 km Finnish section of the 1,230 km Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline,” he said.
“We look forward to continuing the constructive cooperation and open dialogue with the Finnish authorities during the construction and subsequent operation phases of the project as they monitor the implementation of our plans.”
All necessary permits have been granted by Germany, while permitting procedures are underway in Russia, Sweden and Denmark.
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