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August 16, 2018

Nord Stream 2 obtains offshore underwater pipeline permit in Russia

Nord Stream 2 has obtained a permit from Russia’s Federal Agency for the supervision of natural resources use (Rosprirodnadzor), for the installation of an offshore underwater pipeline in the territorial sea of the Russian Federation.

Nord Stream 2 has obtained a permit from Russia’s Federal Agency for the supervision of natural resources use (Rosprirodnadzor), for the installation of an offshore underwater pipeline in the territorial sea of the Russian Federation.

The company is developing the offshore underwater pipeline to supply Russian natural gas to the EU market through the Baltic Sea.

With the latest offshore permit, all the permits that are required for construction of the Russian section of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline are now in place.

Issued in accordance with the established procedure, the permit covers a section of approximately 114km in the Russian territorial sea.

Under the terms of the permit, practical implementation of the project is set to start in the near future by considering environmental aspects.

"We are glad to announce that the necessary construction permits in Russia have been granted, meaning that the Nord Stream 2 project is developing according to the planned schedule."

It will also be in line with the conclusion of the State Environmental Expert Review and the Water Use License.

Nord Stream 2 chief project officer Henning Kothe said: “We are glad to announce that the necessary construction permits in Russia have been granted, meaning that the Nord Stream 2 project is developing according to the planned schedule.

“We will further rely on collaboration with the countries involved to ensure the project is implemented in a timely and efficient manner.”

Earlier, the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline secured a construction permit from the Ministry of Construction and Utilities on the Russian territory.

Besides Russia, Germany, Finland, and Sweden have granted all the permits necessary for construction of the underwater pipeline within their jurisdictions.

The national permitting procedure in Denmark is currently ongoing.

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