The Danish Energy Agency has granted a permit to operate a section of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, subject to a number of conditions ensuring the safe operation of the pipelines. The press service of the Danish Energy Agency reports.
Commissioning can only be carried out if at least one of the pipelines has been tested, verified and the relevant conditions of the building and operating permits are met.
The permit is issued in accordance with Section 2 of Executive Order 1520 of December 15, 2017 on Certain Pipeline Structures in Danish Territorial Waters and on the Danish Continental Shelf, as well as in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. According to these documents, Denmark is obliged to authorize the construction and operation of transit pipelines.
The conditions of the Nord Stream-2 building permit dated October 30, 2019 remain in place to the extent that they are not yet met or are relevant to the operational phase.
On 18 November 2019, the Swiss company Nord Stream 2 AG applied for a permit to operate the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on the Danish continental shelf.
As we reported before, the United States is seeking to create a coalition of countries that will hinder Russia's Nord Stream-2 gas project.