On 7 June, Nord Stream 2 was issued two new permits, the first by the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities and the second by the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
The first construction permit is one of two Russian permits that will allow the practical implementation of the Russian section of the gas pipeline, with consideration of environmental aspects and a State Environmental Expert Review.
Nord Stream 2 expects that the second permit – a Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources permit for the construction of underwater pipelines in the territorial sea of the Russian Federation – will be issued soon.
“We are very pleased to have obtained this permit as a result of extensive and thorough teamwork during the comprehensive permitting process,” Nord Stream 2 Chief Technical Officer Sergey Serdyukov said.
“The issuing of the construction permit for the Russian section marks an important milestone for the Nord Stream 2 project as a whole.”
The Swedish permit is to construct and operate a 510 km section of the pipeline in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Nord Stream 2 Permitting Manager Swedent Nicklas Andersson said that seabed intervention works are slated to commence within the months, while pipelaying in the EZZ will start later this year.
“We are now looking forward to continuing the productive cooperation and open dialogue with the Swedish authorities during the upcoming construction phase,” Mr Andersson said.
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