Finland approves construction of Nord Stream-2

The decision is formal as the Regional government of South Finland has the final word
18:51, 5 April 2018

The government of Finland approved the construction ‘Nord Stream-2’ gas pipeline on April 5, 2018, as the official website reported.

According to the statement, the agreement of the government is formal as the project company that filed the application should fulfill a number of the terms mentioned in the decision before it comes into force. Particularly, the builders should assume all measures to minimize the damaging the environment of the Baltic Sea and pave the pipeline in a way it will not hinder the possible future infrastructure projects.

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Moreover, the project company needs to get the permission of South Finland Regional government in accordance with the acting Finish legislation.

As it is reported, the 374 km part of the gas pipeline will run through the economic zone of Finland. The application for the construction was built in September 2017.

As we reported Germany approved the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline section on its territory.

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Russia’s leading energy enterprise Gazprom and its partners intend to start implementing the Nord Stream-2 project worth almost 10 billion euros in April 2018. The 1,200-kilometers-long pipeline is to be laid through the Baltic Sea, linking Russia and Germany – bypassing Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic States. The capacity will be twice larger than that of Nord Stream-1. The construction is to be complete by late 2019.

The construction of gas pipeline Nord Stream-2 doesn’t imply terminating the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine, but the transit can be preserved only through competitive tariffs and canceling the Ukrainian lawsuits against Gazprom.

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