The Danish Energy Agency reported that the Danish Energy Agency has received a new schedule from the project operator Nord Stream-2 for the construction of the Russian gas pipeline in the country’s exclusive economic zone.
|Fotuna tube barge for Nord Stream-2 project. Photo: TASS|
This agency said that this is one of the prerequisites for the project to continue construction in the Baltic Sea.
Under the license, the construction vessels could be operational commenced on January 15.
“On January 7, the Danish Energy Agency received a schedule for further construction of the Nord Stream-2 project. Pipeline work is expected to continue in Danish waters on January 15, 2021. “- a press representative of the Danish Energy Agency said.
As the Agency explained, before wanting to continue its work for 2021, the Nord Stream-2 AG operator had to submit an adjustment schedule to notify the regulator.
According to information released earlier, the Fortuna barge will begin laying pipelines along two parallel branches of Nord Stream-2 in Denmark’s exclusive economic zone.
The pipeline work phases are nearing completion. Construction of the 2.6 km long gas pipeline in Germany’s exclusive economic zone was completed by the end of December.
The completion of the joint project with Russia is arguably something of great attention in Europe. The head of the House Committee for the German Energy and Economy Klaus Ernst said that the completion of this energy project is important not only for Germany but also for Europe.
The state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Federal Republic of Germany has launched a campaign to “save” the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from US sanctions. The state government has decided to set up a special environmental fund.
This fund will support companies participating in the Nord Stream-2 project. The Foundation determined that pipeline completion is essential to protecting the environment in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
German companies will be able to provide their services to the Russian side through its institutions without directly providing services to the Nord Stream-2 Project Operator. This will help the German side escape the risk of sanctions from the US.
The German authorities are very pleased with the initiative of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state government. Germany retains its position as in previous statements on this issue. Regarding the establishment of a special environment fund, the German government representative said that this was an initiative of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Federation and if there were any problems, the state government would respond.
Meanwhile, Nord Stream-2 project operator, Nord Stream-2-AG, has been quick to embrace these opportunities. Nord Stream-2-AG has transferred huge sums of money into the newly established fund. According to sources from the State Prime Minister Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in the short term, transfer 60 million euros into charity projects of the fund within 20 years.