Basereporter.com August 7. The company-operator Nord Stream AG 2 began laying the pipeline “Nord stream – 2” in July, the company said Uniper, one of the participants of the project, in his presentation on the results of the first half.
“Work on laying of pipeline under the Baltic sea began in July,” the document reads.
During a teleconference with investors, the financial Director of the company Uniper Christopher Delbrück said that the installation began at the end of last month, “despite the protests of the United States,” according to Bloomberg.
Previously financial Director of Nord Stream AG 2 Paul Corcoran said that the laying of the pipeline under the Baltic sea could begin this summer. According to him, contractors can begin construction at any time, regardless of weather conditions.
Another participant in the project – Austria’s OMV – reports that Nord Stream – 2 AG designed the pipeline route to bypass Denmark without appreciation for the project.
Corcoran explained to journalists that does not exclude the laying of the pipeline around Denmark if she did not give permission for the construction of the pipeline along the original route. He said that it is possible to change the scheme of construction pending resolution from Denmark, and then to finish this section, which takes no more than 10% of the route. Corcoran also expressed confidence that if Denmark will not allow the construction of “Nord stream – 2” in its waters, you will be given a permit for laying in international waters.
“Nord stream – 2” project expansion of the existing gas pipeline “Nord stream”, linking Russia and Germany under the Baltic sea. The pipeline generally follows the route of the “Nord stream” will pass through the exclusive economic zone and territorial waters of five countries: Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Its length will exceed 1.2 thousand km capacity – 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The commissioning of the “Nord stream – 2” is scheduled for the end of 2019.