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Permit for operation of the Nord Stream 2 project is granted by the Danish Energy Agency

Press release   •   Oct 01, 2020 13:00 CEST

Image: Nord Stream 2 AG.

Nord Stream 2 AG has been granted an operations permit for the Nord Stream 2 pipelines on the Danish continental shelf. The permit has been granted on a number of conditions.

On November 18, 2019, Nord Stream 2 AG applied for a permit to operate the Nord Stream 2 pipelines on the Danish continental shelf.

The Danish Energy Agency has granted a permit to Nord Stream 2 AG to operate a section of the Nord Stream 2 pipelines on a number of conditions to ensure a safe operation of the pipelines. Conditions in the construction permit of Nord Stream 2 of 30 October 2019 are maintained to the extent that they have not yet been met or are relevant in connection with operations phase. Commissioning can only take place when at least one of the pipelines has been tested, verified and when relevant conditions in the construction permit and the operations permit have been met.

The permit is granted pursuant to Section 2 of Executive Order No. 1520 of 15 December 2017 on Certain Pipeline Installations in Danish Territorial Waters and on the Danish Continental Shelf and in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. According to which Denmark is obliged to allow the construction and operation of transit pipelines.

Please read "Permit to operate a subsection of the Nord Stream 2 pipelines on the Danish continental shelf" etc.

Background

The pipeline project on the Danish continental shelf is part of a larger pipeline project, consisting of two parallel pipelines with a total length of 1230 km for the transport of gas from Russia to Germany. The natural gas pipelines starts in Russia, passes through Finnish, Swedish, Danish and German marine areas, and makes landfall on the German coast. The pipelines can transport 55 billion m3 of natural gas per year. The authorities in Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark have all granted permits for the project.

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

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.