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Nord Stream 2 – pipeline B can be put into operation

Nord Stream 2 AG has now fulfilled all conditions in order to put pipeline B into operation

On 4 October, the Danish Energy Agency has accepted that pipeline B can be put into operation, because Nord Stream 2 AG has fulfilled relevant conditions including conditions concerning certification.

Background

The pipeline project on the Danish continental shelf is part of a larger pipeline project, consisting of two parallel pipelines of 1230 km for the transport of gas from Russia to Germany, cf. figure 2. 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 m3of natural gas per year.

The Danish Energy Agency granted a construction permit for Nord Stream 2 on 30 October 2019  and an operations permit on 1 October 2020. The permits have been granted on a number of conditions, some of which must be met before construction and some before the pipeline (s) can be put into operation. Nord Stream 2 AG has fulfilled all conditions relevant for the construction phase and now all relevant conditions for the operation of one pipeline, pipeline B. It remains some conditions before pipeline A can be put into operation.

Contact

Katja Scharmann, Danish Energy Agency, tel. +45 33 92 66 72, e-mail: ksc@ens.dk, or

Head of Media Relations Ture Falbe-Hansen, Cell +45 2513 7846, e-mail: tfh@ens.dk

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The Danish Energy Agency is responsible for tasks linked to energy production, supply and consumption, as well as Danish efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Agency is also responsible for supporting the economical optimisation of utilities that in addition to energy includes water, waste and telecommunication.

We are also responsible for user conditions, supply obligation and telecommunication statistics, as well as water supply and waste management.

The Danish Energy Agency was established in 1976, and is an agency under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities.

Press contacts

Ture Falbe-Hansen

Ture Falbe-Hansen

Press contact Head of Media Relations Danish Energy Agency +45 25 13 78 46
Morten Christensen

Morten Christensen

Press contact Team Leader Danish Energy Agency +45 3392 6858

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