Nord Stream 2 receives permit to use Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone for building pipeline
Friday, Apr 06, 2018
Nord Stream 2 AG today received the Finnish Government’s consent for the use of the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. The permit for a 374-kilometer offshore section running through the Finnish EEZ outside the country’s territorial waters was issued by the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Nord Stream 2 receives permit to use Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone for building pipeline

“We are very pleased to have obtained this permit after an extensive and thorough permitting process. It marks yet another important milestone for the Nord Stream 2 project,” said Tore Granskog, Permitting Manager Finland at Nord Stream 2 AG.

Nord Stream 2 receives permit to use Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone for building pipeline

In Finland, Nord Stream 2 AG needs to obtain two permits for the construction and operation of the gas pipeline in the Finnish EEZ. The second permit is to be granted under the Water Act and a decision is expected to be made within the next weeks. The company has already received all necessary permits in Germany. The national permitting procedures in the other three countries along the route – Sweden, Russia, and Denmark – are proceeding as planned.

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