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31 January 2018

Nord Stream 2 Project Receives Permit for German Territorial Waters

Nord Stream 2 AG today received the construction and operation permit for the planned pipeline in German territorial waters and the landfall area in Lubmin, near Greifswald. The Stralsund Mining Authority issued the official approval for this approximately 55-kilometre-long section of the pipeline in accordance with the Energy Industry Act (EnWG).

“This is a key decision, which now makes it possible to begin construction of the most important section of the new Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipeline in German territorial waters and receiving terminal in Greifswald” — said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.

“This permit is the result of an extensive planning and consultation process. Nord Stream 2 is aware of its responsibility towards this sensitive natural habitat and has taken this into account in the planning phase. In addition to the environment, these considerations also include the interests of other parties concerned, such as the shipping and tourism industries,” said Jens Lange, Permitting Manager Germany at Nord Stream 2 AG. “This permit is an important milestone in the complex permitting process for the project as a whole.”

In early November 2017, Nord Stream 2 received the Stralsund Mining Authority’s approval of mining activities for the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in the area of the German continental shelf (equivalent to the German Exclusive Economic Zone, or EEZ). This is a necessary precondition for the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to issue its permit for the German EEZ, which is expected in the first quarter of 2018.

The national permitting procedures in the other four countries along the route — Russia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark — are also proceeding as planned. Nord Stream 2 has fulfilled all requirements and expects the permits to be issued in time for the scheduled start of construction in 2018.

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About Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 is a planned pipeline through the Baltic Sea, which will transport natural gas over 1,200 km from the world’s largest gas reserves in Russia via the most efficient route to consumers in Europe. Nord Stream 2 will largely follow the route and design of the successful Nord Stream pipeline.
With Europe’s domestic gas production projected to halve in the next 20 years, Nord Stream 2’s twin pipeline system will help Europe to meet its future gas import needs, with the capacity to transport 55 billion cubic metres of gas per year, enough to supply 26 million European households. This secure supply of natural gas with its low CO2 emissions will also contribute to Europe’s objective to have a more climate-friendly energy mix with gas substituting for coal in power generation and providing back-up for intermittent renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power.

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Jens D. Müller
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